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PrimeTimers Luncheon 12:00 pm
PrimeTimers Luncheon @ St. John Mennonite Church
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) will feature grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at its free PrimeTimers Luncheon beginning at noon Tuesday at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora. Other menu items include macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, fresh fruit salad, assorted ice cream treats, cold drinks and coffee. Elaine Wehri, accordionist, will provide entertainment after lunch is served. PrimeTimers is a monthly lunch gathering open to anyone 55 and older. It is a ministry of MHCO and St. John Mennonite Church.
Findlay Garden Club Plant Swap 5:30 pm
Findlay Garden Club Plant Swap @ Sunrise Senior Living
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Garden Club will hold its annual plant swap from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Senior Living, 401 Lake Cascades Parkway. Participants are invited to bring their perennial divisions, extra seedlings, cuttings and starts and heirloom seeds, and swap them for someone else’s offerings. Also on hand will be McClelland’s Daylilies, Garden Central and Perennial Plant Peddler.
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Tea and Quilts 2:00 pm
Tea and Quilts @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm
Guests can enjoy tea and treats while learning about the “Declaration of Sentiments” exhibit, featuring handcrafted quilts depicting women’s struggle for equality, empowerment and justice throughout American history. Lisa Dodson, regional co-representative for Studio Art Quilt Associates Indiana, will discuss the journey from the birth of the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Her talk will highlight the climate of the Antebellum period and how the sacrifices of the men and women of that era influenced the exhibit’s artists.
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24-Hour Outdoor Experience
24-Hour Outdoor Experience @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
A “24-Hour Outdoor Experience,” for 10-13 year old children will be held from 9 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday in the primitive campground at Riverbend Recreation Area. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, the program will include a variety of nature activities. The activities include a park-wide scavenger hunt, a hike to the Findlay reservoirs and a program about the state’s bats. There will also be knot-tying and building a makeshift shelter. The event includes tent camping, all meals and snacks. Participants should bring a pillow, sleeping bag, pajamas, an extra set of clothes and a water bottle. Registration is $24 per child and can be made online at www.HancockParks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., by 8 a.m. Friday. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Tea and Doll Show 12:30 pm
Tea and Doll Show @ Tiffin Historic Trust Grammes-Brown House
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm
Grandmothers, mothers and children are invited to bring their favorite doll to Tiffin for tea and treats. Myrna Riedel, an expert on American and international dolls, will discuss the history of the guests’ dolls. Self-guided tours of the Grammes-Brown House are included with the admission donation, with a tour of the next-door doll museum available for $6. Tea seating is limited with reservations required.
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The Healing Power of Nature 6:00 pm
The Healing Power of Nature @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Naturalist Beth Theisen of Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks will present “The Healing Power of Nature” at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is intended for adults, and registration is required by Thursday. At 6 p.m. July 17, Theisen will present “Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed” at the library.
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“Taste of Detroit” Tour 7:00 am
“Taste of Detroit” Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is sponsoring a historic “Taste of Detroit” tour on Wednesday, June 13. Participants will learn more about the historical development of Detroit, how the influences of several immigrant populations have shaped its culinary and restaurant landscape, tour prominent architectural landmarks and sample cuisine around the city. The tour will depart at 7 a.m. from the museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. Upon arrival in Detroit, participants will take a walking brunch tour of the Eastern Market, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, visiting some of the market’s specialty stores and learning about its history. Samples will include cheese pairings at the family-owned DeVries, pizza at Supino Pizzeria, and Greek specialties at Gabriel Import Co. Guests will also view many of the market’s famous murals and see the Motown Room at Bert’s Entertainment Complex, which also features a marketplace and jazz club. Next, guests will take a driving tour of historic Brush Park, Capitol Park, Woodward Avenue, and the International RiverWalk, as well as an extensive guided tour of the Guardian Building. Known as “Detroit’s Cathedral of Finance,” the 1929 Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark and one of the world’s pre-eminent examples of the Art Deco style. The lobby beckons visitors with a three-story vaulted ceiling covered in Rookwood and Pewabic tiles. The tour continues in Mexicantown and Southwest Detroit, with a stop at the family-owned Honey Bee Market to sample homemade guacamole, salsa and tamales. There will also be a guided tour of the historic Ste. Anne de Detroit Church, built in 1886. The parish is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States, founded in 1701. Next up is a driving tour of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, which was settled by Irish immigrants in the 1830s. Corktown is home to many well-preserved Victorian homes and commercial buildings. In recent years, Corktown has seen a resurgence of investment by a young, creative class. Guests will take part in a guided tour of the Fisher Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1928. According to the National Park Service, the building displays the finest craftsmanship of any Art Deco building constructed in the United States during the 1920s. While at the Fisher Building, guests will sample baked goods from Stella Café and City Bakery. The day concludes with a sit-down dinner at Traffic Jam and Snug, a Detroit icon and Michigan’s first brew pub. Space on the tour is limited and advance reservations are required. The cost of the day trip is $145 for members of the museum, $160 for non-members, and the price covers charter bus travel, guided tours of the destinations above with local tour guides, all samples and tastings, and dinner. All reservations and payment must be received by June 1. For more information or to make a reservation, call the museum at 419-423-4433 or visit www.hancockhistoricalmuseum.org.
Visit From The Toledo Zoo 10:30 am
Visit From The Toledo Zoo @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am
Three live mammals from the Toledo Zoo will be visiting the Dorcas Carey Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The program will include hands-on exploration of preserved animal pieces.
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Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed 6:00 pm
Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Naturalist Beth Theisen of Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks will present “The Healing Power of Nature” at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is intended for adults, and registration is required by Thursday. At 6 p.m. July 17, Theisen will present “Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed” at the library.
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Junior Garden Club 6:00 pm
Junior Garden Club @ AgCredit office
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Findlay Garden Club is organizing its first Junior Garden Club, with an introductory meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the AgCredit office on County Road 140. The club is open to experienced and inexperienced gardeners ages 8-18 who are interested in vegetable or herb gardens, roses, fairy gardens, containers or hanging baskets and pollinator gardens. Call Linda Finsel at 419-424-3213 or email Betsy DeFrancesco at findlaygardenclub@gmail.com for more information.
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Adventure Day Camp 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
An adventure day camp about nature, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Aeraland Recreation Area, 1141 Washington Township 243, west of Fostoria. The camp is for 6- to 12-year-olds. The program includes making journals, sketching scenes of trees and early summer wildflowers, and taking a leisurely hike to Goose Lake. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Register, with $15 per participant, by 8 a.m. Monday, online at www.HancockParks.com or in person at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
The Brightest Stars in the Sky 7:00 pm
The Brightest Stars in the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
A program about the brightest stars in the sky, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the inflatable planetarium, which will be set up in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants must sit on the floor, but individuals can ask about accommodations. The free, family program requires registration because of limited space. Registration must be made by 4 p.m. Tuesday at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the park district’s administrative office at 419-425-7275. For more information, call the park district office.
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Life’s A Garden: “Herbal First Aid” 1:00 pm
Life’s A Garden: “Herbal First Aid” @ 50 North
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
The final program in 50 North’s “Life’s a Garden” series will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the topic “Herbal First Aid.” Herbalist Sarah Williams, owner of Willow Moon Botanicals, will discuss how to stock an herbal first aid kit: what to put in it, where to get (or how to make) the components, and when and how to use them for everything from scraped knees to stomach bugs. Participants will also learn about widely available herbs that can simply be gathered and used on the fly. Registration and a $5 fee are due today. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496.
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Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program 6:00 pm
Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
A succulent dish garden make-and-take program will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. Susie Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses will introduce participants to succulents and discuss their varieties and care. Each person will create their own succulent dish garden. The program is open to adults and families with adult supervision. Registration is required. The fee is $15 cash per succulent dish garden, payable at the door.
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Riverside Wine Festival 1:00 pm
Riverside Wine Festival @ Riverside Park
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio wineries will return for the Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Admission for Riverside Wine Festival is $25, five tastings and commemorative wine glass included. Tickets for those not tasting or those under 21 are $10. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. Entrances are located on the east side of Riverside Pool near the band shell and the concession stand. Attendees of legal drinking age can purchase tasting privileges with proper identification in accordance with applicable laws. Free parking is available at Riverside Park and the east lot of Riverside Suites, 1100 E. Main Cross St. Voted the best wine festival of 2016 by readers of Ohio Magazine, Riverside Wine Festival’s selection ranges from world-class wines to lighter wines made from fresh fruit. Attendees can sample wines from each winery and bottles will be available for purchase to take home. Participating wineries are: Camelot Cellars, Columbus Chateau Tebeau, Helena D & D Smith Winery, Norwalk Deer’s Leap Winery, Geneva Gillig Winery, Findlay Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion Sycamore Lake Wine Co., Columbus Grove The Winery at Versailles Via Vecchia Winery, Columbus The event will also feature live music, food and exhibitors. Exhibitors include Awakening Minds Art, Cartoon Giant, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Rustic Bendz, Ziss Custom Glass, Lip Tease, Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care, Danby, EverLasting Furniture, and LuLaRoe. Local food will be available from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, Doughlicious Drizzles and Delights, Sweet Dream Gourmet, and Wolfies Nuts. Attendees can also participate in mini paint and partake sessions from Awakening Minds Art. For no extra cost, attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Proceeds from the event benefit the Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to provide, encourage and promote quality arts education, community enrichment and entertainment opportunities. It is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small-business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Sit and Sip with the Author 2:00 pm
Sit and Sip with the Author @ Hull's Trace Wine Cellar
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hull’s Trace Wine Cellar, 105 E. Liberty St., Arlington, is hosting a “Sit and Sip with the Author” event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. David C. Greer, a practicing trial lawyer from Dayton, will share stories from his recently published book “God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan.” Come for the tales about John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis, Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover; stay for the crimes which made Ohio headlines while having your picture taken with Dillinger or Capone. The winery will be pouring wines and beers for purchase by Innocent Bystander, 19 Crimes and Jackie O’s. The program is free.
Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser 4:30 pm
Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser @ Stonebridge Church
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 322 will host a Harlan’s chicken barbecue fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. June 23 at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance by contacting Amber Greeno at 419-306-1498 or from any Scout from Troop 322. Proceeds will directly benefit the Scouts by continuing to provide learning opportunities through campouts and new experiences.
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First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch 6:13 pm
First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch @ First Baptist Church
Jun 24 @ 6:13 pm – 7:13 pm
In moving to its summer schedule, First Baptist Church will host a noon “carry-in picnic lunch” the last Sunday of each month, from May to September. The lunch will be followed by an early afternoon service at 1:15 p.m., with no 6 p.m. service that week. First Baptist is located at 1635 Fostoria Ave.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
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