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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
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Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting 8:00 am
Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host the Ohio Local History Alliance Region 1 Meeting on Saturday, April 11th. OLHA works closely with the Ohio History Connection to encourage the preservation and presentation of Ohio’s heritage. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Invitation to Innovation”. The day-long conference is open to both members and nonmembers of OLHA. The itinerary includes a morning panel discussion on incorporating agricultural heritage into museum programming, and an afternoon presentation on planning for the preservation of oral histories. The day will also include the Alliance Region 1 Annual Business Meeting, catered lunch, and a special birthday cake presentation to acknowledge the life of little-known Hancock County scientist, William Wallace Campbell! The cost of the conference is $30 for Alliance members, $35 for nonmembers. For more information about the conference and to download a registration form, visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/local-history-office/professional-development/alliance-regional-meetings or call OLHA at 1-800-858-6878. Registration must be received by OLHA by April 6th.
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Classic Movie Night: ‘Casablanca’ 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night: ‘Casablanca’ @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The museum kicks off Classic Movie Night at the museum with Casablanca. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Learn more about the historical significance of the film and stick around for a discussion about some of the highlights after the screening. Popcorn and light refreshments provided, this event is BYOB. Free for members, regular admission for non-members.
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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.
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Dulcimers, Scheitholts and Mennonites 7:00 pm
Dulcimers, Scheitholts and Mennonites @ Maple Crest
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The mountain dulcimer is truly an American original, first made and played in the Appalachian region. But did you know there is a direct linkage of this instrument to the early German immigrants to Pennsylvania, including Mennonites? The dulcimer is actually a descendant of a German folk instrument called a scheitholt, a member of the zither family. Come and learn more about this little known connection. There will be slides of scheitholts made and owned by German Mennonites dating to the early 1800’s, as well as live music demonstrating several styles of dulcimer playing. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
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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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Friends of Ohio Barns Annual Conference
Friends of Ohio Barns Annual Conference @ Riverbend Park
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
Register and attend this great two-day conference and learn more about the history of Ohio barns and Hancock County!
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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.
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