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Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
Thousands of things to see and do at the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show, this year featuring Oliver tractors and Maytag engines. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 6 @ 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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Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony 1:00 pm
Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will hold a wreath-laying ceremony to honor all World War II veterans and mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with similar events taking place throughout the United States that day. The featured speaker is Brigadier General Mark Scheid, who completed nearly 30 years of service before retiring in 2006. He served in Korea, Germany, Bosnia and southwestern Asia. In 2001, Scheid was Chief of Logistics War Plans for U.S. Central Command prior to and during the initial ground operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was responsible for writing the initial strategic logistics war plan for both wars. After the plan was approved, Scheid was deployed to Kuwait. He became commander of Fort Eustis in Virginia and the Army’s Chief of Transportation in 2005. The event is open to the public, especially all World War II veterans. For more information, call 419-435-3588.
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Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting 6:30 pm
Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Justin Crawfis will give an overview of “The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com.”  
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American Girl Tea: Caroline 10:00 am
American Girl Tea: Caroline @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the 1810s Historical American Girl Doll, Caroline! Have tea, snacks, games and make a craft. Choose from one of the two times, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Required to be ages 7-12 with an adult companion. Register with $7 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.
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Swiss Mennonite 175 3:00 pm
Swiss Mennonite 175 @ Original Swiss Mennonite Church
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church. A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger. The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6
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