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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.
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 or call OLHA at 1-800-858-6878. Registration must be received by OLHA by April 6th.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Damn Funny Tour 7:00 pm
Damn Funny Tour @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Audience members may bring their own beverages. Concessions will be available. Headlining the show will be Chili Challis, a former writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” who has headlined comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate shows for nearly 30 years. He has also been on nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show. The feature comedian will be Thaddeus Challis. A former musician who made the transition to comedy, he was a finalist for the Bob and Tom-Busch Light national comedy competition. The master of ceremonies for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School.