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Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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Hello Dolly 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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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.
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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.
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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.
Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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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!
Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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Hello Dolly 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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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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Yasuko Shinohara dance performance 6:00 pm
Yasuko Shinohara dance performance @ Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, located at 817 Harmon St. in Findlay, will host Japanese native Yasuko Shinohara performing the Spanish flamenco dance on Aug. 13. The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and include a cultural dance by area students. Refreshments will be served following the program. The free cultural enrichment event is appropriate for the family. Donations will be accepted and tours of the multicultural center will be available following the program. Call the center at 419-423-4954 for more information. Shinohara has been performing for approximately 20 years and studied the creativeness and accuracy of the flamenco dance in Spain for six months. She says Japanese dance and the flamenco are similar in spirit, soulfulness and fun even though the moves are totally different. Nina Parker, the founder and executive director of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, and former board member Cynthia Habegger saw and enjoyed her performance. Shinohara will be returning to Japan on a permanent basis. Her husband is CEO of a business in Tall Timbers and her daughter recently graduated from Findlay High School. Shinohara’s performance will be an early kickoff for Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Celebration. Sept. 15 is the actual start date for the local, national and international celebration. It is the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. For more information about the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center and for programs and events, go to their Facebook page or www.blackheritagecenter.org.
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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.
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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Comedy Live! 8:00 pm
Comedy Live! @ Ritz Auditorium in Old Main
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Steve Hofstetter and D’Lai, comedians with two distinctive styles, will bring the laughs to the University of Findlay campus on Friday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium during “Comedy Live!” Tickets will go on sale and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. There will be general admission seating. The event will cost $10 at the door for community members, but will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid UF ID. It is rated PG-13; no children under age 13 will be admitted. Hofstetter, one of the top-booked acts on the college circuit and the original writer for collegehumor.com, has released five albums, three books and has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com and NHL.com. He has hosted “Four Quotas” on Sirius Satellite Radio and his “Sports Minute (Or So)” was syndicated on more than 170 stations and in more than 30 newspapers. His second live comedy album, “Cure for the Cable Guy,” reached No. 20 on Billboard’s comedy charts, and his third album, “Dark Side of the Room,” was the first “pay-what-you-want” comedy album. Hofstetter started out as a writer, and not just of missives to impress girls. At age 18 he cofounded “Sports Jerk of the Week,” an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today’s Baseball Weekly and CNN. He also supervised Web content for the New York Yankees. His undergraduate days at Columbia University were spent writing columns for the likes of Maxim and ESPN. His TV appearances have included stints on such shows as CBS’ “Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood” and ABC’s “Barbara Walters’ Special.” He serves as executive producer for “Laughs” on Fox which is currently in its second season. He is also currently the senior comedy correspondent for Fox Sports. D’Lai demonstrates in his routines that the best comedy often arises from the most challenging circumstances. After the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child, D’Lai turned to sports as a positive outlet, eventually making it all the way to Louisiana State University where he played basketball. He then joined the U.S. Army, where he discovered his love for both the stage and comedy, and hosted several talent shows. When he began cracking jokes publicly, he sold out many shows in Louisiana. But to make it big, he realized he had to relocate to a bigger city with more opportunities. Las Vegas was an obvious choice. In Sin City, he initially worked as a blackjack dealer by day and struggling comic by night before catching a break by winning the 2004 Las Vegas Star Search competition. D’Lai has subsequently made numerous television appearances, most notably on B.E.T’s “Who’s Got Jokes,” and has performed with comedians such as Bill Bellamy, George Wallace, Bruce Bruce and Dick Gregory. The Ritz Auditorium, located on campus on Old Main’s second floor, is accessible by an elevator located at the southwest corner of the building. The performances by Hofstetter and D’Lai are presented by the University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, and the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 5:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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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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