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McKinnis House by Candlelight 6:00 pm
McKinnis House by Candlelight @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’re invited to step back in time to 1847 and join the McKinnis family as they open their doors during the holiday season. “McKinnis House by Candlelight” runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. All ages are welcome for the Hancock Park District’s free program and registration is not required. Guests will be welcomed into the kitchen where the ladies will be making gingerbread cookies. Guests can move on to the sitting room to see who’s around the fireplace and participate in a holiday sing-along. When guests reach the bedchamber, they can see the McKinnis’ Christmas tree and learn why the family was just starting to try new holiday traditions. Some family members did not yet believe in the holiday by 1847, and guests can hear about why. For more information, visit or call the park office at 419-425-7275.
Meet the Artist Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Meet the Artist Fundraiser @ Collector Gallery at Objects of Desire Artful Living
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Collector Gallery at Objects of Desire Artful Living will host a public “Meet the Artist” fundraiser for the Family Center, in collaboration with the Community Foundation, on Thursday. Nationally recognized local artist Kristen Dukat will explain the techniques she uses to make her various works of art. The gallery will host a wine and cheese reception from 6-8 p.m., with 10 percent of sales proceeds being donated to the Family Center. Attendees will also have an opportunity to create their own fused glass Christmas tree ornament during the event for a materials fee of $10. The gallery is located at 214 W. Front St. Call 567-301-2486 for more information.
Trail Hike for Kids 1:00 pm
Trail Hike for Kids @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 1
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
A trail hike for kids led by Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 10 beginning at Shelter 1 at Riverbend Recreation Area. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Voices In Perfection/Findlay First Edition Spaghetti Dinner 4:00 pm
Voices In Perfection/Findlay First Edition Spaghetti Dinner @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm
The 16th annual Voices In Perfection (VIP)/Findlay First Edition (FFE) Spaghetti Dinner and Holiday Show fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, at Findlay High School. VIP and FFE will give two performances in the R.L. Heminger Auditorium, with a 4 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7:30. The spaghetti dinner, catered by Olive Garden, will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors and students) for dinner and one performance. Performance-only admission tickets are $9. Tickets may be purchased in advance from a VIP or FFE member, 50 North, Trends on Main or at the door prior to the performance. A limited number of tickets for the spaghetti dinner will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. FFE is Findlay High’s award-winning show choir and will perform three of the group’s competition numbers: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” and “The Dreamer.” FFE will also perform holiday selections like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Carol of the Bells,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Man with the Bag” and “The Light Come Down.” VIP is the Findlay High freshman show choir. VIP will perform the following selections: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “No Biz Like Snow Biz,” “Swingin’ at Santa’s Place” and “Run, Rudy, Run!” The two groups will take the stage together in “Sleigh Ride,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” For more information, contact the FHS Vocal Music Office at 419-425-8282.
Christmas Tree Gala 1:30 pm
Christmas Tree Gala @ Fox Run Manor
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm
This year’s Christmas Tree Gala will begin at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11, with the silent auction running through 3:30. Also included will be a visit from Santa from 2-3 p.m., light refreshments and entertainment. This is a fundraiser for Cancer Patient Services, raising about $6,000 annually. Funds raised through the gala are used for direct client services. The gala was initiated by Fox Run Manor, which chose Cancer Patient Services as the receiving charity. Fox Run will accept donations of trees up until the day of the gala, but they prefer to have them in as soon as possible. For more information about the gala, contact the nursing home at 419-424-0832. To peruse the trees, visit Fox Run at 11745 Township Road 145.

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