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Murder Mystery Dinner 6:00 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner @ The Findlay Elks Lodge
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association presents a “who dunnit” 2015 murder mystery dinner! A buffet dinner followed by an interactive evening of interrogations, searches, testimonies, and ultimately solving the murder questions of who, how and why this act was committed. This serves as an annual fundraiser for The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Tickets are available for $35 per person or $50 per couple and can be picked up at the sheriff’s office, 200 W. Crawford St., Findlay. Cash bar only. For more information or questions call Vanessa Vandale, 419-427-0989, or Sallie Hosack, 419-306-1287.
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Harlan’s BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser 4:25 pm
Harlan’s BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser @ Humane Society Multipurpose Center
Apr 15 @ 4:25 pm – 7:00 pm
1/2 Harlan’s BBQ Chicken, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. Dine in, carry out or curbside service available.
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Zonta Spring Style Show 7:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church East Auditorium
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Join the Zonta Club for a great evening of fashion, food and fun as they present the styles for spring.
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Comedy Night: Laugh United 7:00 pm
Comedy Night: Laugh United @ Alexandria’s
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Nissin Brake Ohio is hosting “Comedy Night: Laugh United” on Friday, April 17 with proceeds going to United Way of Hancock County. The event will take place at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. Two shows will be held at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Doors will open 45 minutes before each show. Presale tickets are available at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., and United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Only cash will be accepted at the door. For an additional $20, a table of 10 can be reserved by contacting Chris May at 419-420-3930. There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and dining available. “Comedy Night: Laugh United” will feature Demetrius Nicodemus of 92.5 KISS FM’s Morning Rush, and Russell Rabb with Detroit Sports Media. Nicodemus was a bartender for Connextions Comedy Club where he began performing stand-up comedy. The Toledo native has performed for more than 15 years. He has toured Ohio and Michigan doing various comedy tours including “Small Town Comedy Tour.” Rabb is a highly-requested audience favorite in comedy clubs across the United States. The Ypsilanti, Michigan, native is a former U.S. Marine, actor, director and also provides workshops giving advice on how to write jokes.
Relay for Life 7:00 pm
Relay for Life @ Koehler Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm
Come one, come all—and bring those walking shoes: Relay for Life is back! This year, Findlay High School’s National Honor Society is hosting a “Carnival for the Cure” at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center on April 17, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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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.
Bloomdale Spring Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am
Bloomdale Spring Arts and Crafts Show @ Bloomdale Community Center
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The show will feature spring crafts, jewelry, glass and ceramic items, pottery, baked goods and sweet treats, yard art and wooden creations. All items are hand-crafted. Breast cancer awareness items will also be available. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomdale. The show has been organized by Clare Bohn as a fundraiser for Cancer Patient Services in Findlay. Bohn is a breast cancer survivor who has benefited from services offered by Cancer Patient Services and wanted to give back to the agency. All table rent from the 27 crafters will be given to the agency and additional donations will be accepted. There will also be a raffle to benefit the agency. Cancer Patient Services provides mileage reimbursement to and from doctors’ appointments and chemotherapy treatments, nutritional aids, medical supplies and wigs, as well as financial assistance for prescriptions and medical bills. Services are available to anyone who lives or works in Hancock County.
Hancock County Heart Walk & 5K 9:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk & 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Hancock County Heart Walk (& 5K) is one of approximately 330 Heart Walks held annually across the United States. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, which promotes physical activity and heart healthy living. The Heart Walk brings together companies, organizations and families and their teams to fight heart disease and stroke while emphasizing improving the quality of life in Hancock County. Teams can be formed of friends, families and/or colleagues. 5K timed runners and walkers may be on the same team. Interested in becoming a coporate sponsor? Contact Dasa Dzierwa, Heart Walk Director at 419-740-6177 or dasa.dzierwa@heart.org.
Mom to Mom Sale 11:30 am
Mom to Mom Sale @ Central Church of Christ
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Parents are able to sell and shop for gently used or new children’s items. Those interested in renting a table to sell items should contact Elizabeth Periard (eperiar@bgsu.edu). All of the proceeds will go towards the Findlay Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign.
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event 7:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event @ Findlay Country Club
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Habitat for Humanity for a night of live and silent auction items signed by celebrities, live entertainment, food stations, and an open bar. All event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity programs that build and repair homes for families in Findlay and Hancock County.
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Lodestar Wine Tasting Benefit Event 5:00 pm
Lodestar Wine Tasting Benefit Event @ The Wine Merchant
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Lodestar for a wine tasting event to benefit Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind. Lodestar trains and places guide dogs with blind or visually impaired children free of charge. Ticket price includes 2 red wines and 2 white wines. All tickets will be entered for a $25 Meijer gift card. Please come support a wonderful cause!
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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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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.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 10:00 am
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Walk-a-Thon with a twist! The headliners of this event are local men and boys (and ladies too!) willing to walk one mile in high heels to speak out against domestic violence! This family-friendly event includes a free kids area, food vendors, prizes and awards. It is a must-attend event!
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