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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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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.
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture 10:00 am
Walking on Common Ground Easter Sand Sculpture @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Watch local artist Roger Powell transform ordinary sand into an extraordinary sand sculpture with an Easter theme. Spectators are welcome to watch his progress. The sculpture will be completed by Good Friday and will be open the week following Easter. Admission to all events is free. While visiting the sand sculpture is a special experience, don’t miss these special events as well: Monday, March 30 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31- Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture all day, Kid’s Club, 5 -6 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Kids Event, 1 – 4 p.m., Kids get sandy while learning with artist, Roger Powell, and volunteers; Live Music, 4 – 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4 – Community Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, Noon; Meet the Artist, 1 – 2 p.m.; Drama Production by Trinity Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m.; Live Music, 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise Easter Service, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., service by Pastor Craig Cramer of Gateway Chuch. Hearing impaired signing by Tina Adams and Bagpipes by Walter Metcalf and Dylan Waaland
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17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase 7:00 pm
17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Alumni Association is hosting the 17th annual Alumni Musical Showcase. Performers will include Susan Bright, Kai Roberts, Cynthia Ramsdell and Findlay First Edition Show Choir. Roger Powell is the FHS alumni director and emcee for the event. Tickets for the event are $5 and are available at the Arts Partnership, 618 S. Main St., Findlay, or by calling 419-422-4624; or at Groman’s Music, 729 N. Main St. Proceeds go to the FHSAA scholarship fund.
Bluffton Artist Series: The Spencers – Theatre of Illusion 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: The Spencers – Theatre of Illusion @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, illusonists The Spencers are featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
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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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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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2015 Wedding Showcase 11:00 am
2015 Wedding Showcase @ The Cube
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital 3:00 pm
Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Findlay Light Opera Company will hold the second annual Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12 in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay campus. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., and admission to the event is free. There will be an opportunity for attendees to donate to the scholarship fund. This year will once again feature eight applicants, from both Findlay High School and Liberty-Benton High School. Findlay High School will be represented by William Bivens, Jenna Burget, Bethany Giedeman, Michaela Long, Mackenzie McMaster, Denise Mojica and Shauna Nikles. Molly Pickett will represent Liberty-Benton High School. Each applicant will perform two pieces of differing styles before a panel of judges and the audience. The adjudicators for the recital will be Todd Daquino from Kenton City Schools and Chas Myers, retired from Kalida Local Schools. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with the $1,000 award at the conclusion of the recital. The Eleanor S. Mitchell Vocal Music Scholarship, named for a charter member and past president of the Findlay Light Opera Company, was established in order to enhance community awareness of musical theater and the development of local musical talent. The Findlay Light Opera Company has presented this award to a student planning to advance his or her musical studies at the collegiate level since 1990. In 2014 the award became the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship and was opened to multiple performing arts — dance, vocal and instrumental music. More information on the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship, the Findlay Light Opera Company and its upcoming production of “Miracle on 34th Street” this fall is available online at www.findlayopera.org.
Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ 3:00 pm
Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and the Toledo Choral Society present “The Creation” by Joseph Haydn. With Michael F. Anders, Ph.D., conductor and Richard Napierala II, TCS conductor/music director. Reserved tickets are free but seating is very limited, contact the UF Box Office at 419-434-5335 for more information.
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Coffee and Canvas 6:30 pm
Coffee and Canvas @ Coffee Amici
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
One free drink, one free snack and many samples through the evening! Registration is required and space is limited to 20 partakers. Please include the participants name(s) when checking out.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
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.
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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Global Leadership Summit Luncheon 12:00 pm
Global Leadership Summit Luncheon @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Every year, Winebrenner hosts the Global Leadership Summit, a two day live telecast event. Experience the level of leadership development at this preview luncheon and hear an inspiring talk from Jack Groppel, PhD, Co-Founder of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. This event is free to the public, and all who attend will receive a special discount code for their 2015 GLS ticket. Lunch will be provided.
Music of the 20s, 30s and 40s with Matthew Ball 7:00 pm
Music of the 20s, 30s and 40s with Matthew Ball @ Melmore Opera House
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Attorney turned boogie, blues and ragtime musician Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, will heat up the piano keys at The Mohawk Historical Society/Melmore Opera House on Thursday, April 16 with a program of piano favorites from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. The program features classics like “Swanee River,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Waltzing Matilda,” “The Entertainer,” “In the Mood,” “Bumble Boogie” and more.
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.
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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Challenge Youth Baseball Tournament
Challenge Youth Baseball Tournament @ Marathon Diamonds at The Cube
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
 
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.
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.
Van Buren Cabaret variety show 7:00 pm
Van Buren Cabaret variety show @ Van Buren High School
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
The show will feature performances by the Association, Van Buren High School’s award-winning show choir, as well as serious and humorous musical selections from individual members.
Organist Josh Brodbeck 7:30 pm
Organist Josh Brodbeck @ St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of music as The Arts Partnership presents organist and Findlay native Josh Brodbeck at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, located at 750 Bright Road. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Prior to the performance, Brodbeck will present an organ demonstration at 6:30 p.m. for children and families. This is the final event in the 2014-15 Marathon Petroleum Corp. Performing Arts Series. Brodbeck is in demand as a performer. At the age of 9, he performed in his first concert. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia. Throughout his career, he is known and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences. Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12. After graduating high school, Brodbeck studied at Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Currently, Brodbeck is the minister of music and artist-in-residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series. Brodbeck is also the organist-in-residence at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Free-will donations will be accepted and will benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-josh-brodbeck-returns-to-findlay/
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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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.
Women Enriching Women 9:00 am
Women Enriching Women @ Bluffton University's Centennial Hall
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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.
Raising Healthy Families Workshop 11:30 am
Raising Healthy Families Workshop @ ReStore Community Center
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am
Participants will learn how to make better decisions for the family that prevent disease and develop health. Topics will include why nutritional choices can mean failure or success for a child, the dangerous effects of medication for children and adults and how to eliminate toxins from the home.
The Story of Chocolate 1:00 pm
The Story of Chocolate @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dietsch’s presents a special event designed to teach kids the story behind chocolate making. From collection of the cacao bean, to processing, to final product, chocolate production is a fascinating process.
UF University Singers Family Concert 3:00 pm
UF University Singers Family Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm
Under the musical direction of Micheal Anders, professor of music, and with choreography by Brenda Hoyt-Brackman, lecturer of dance, the University of Findlay’s University Singers will present two medleys of popular 1960s songs. The “Not for Women Only” medley will include the tunes “One Fine Day,” “My Guy,” “Baby Love” and “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do.” In “A Blast from the Past,” the songs “Hang on Sloopy,” “Wooly Bully,” “Yakety Yak,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” will be showcased. Additionally, the University Singers will perform six other 1960s hits ranging from Carole King’s “It’s too Late” to Dionne Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer.” The concert will also feature several songs from Broadway musicals, including “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” from “Hairspray,” “We Need a Little Christmas” from “Mame,” and “Family” from “Dreamgirls,” as well as “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney film “Pocahontas. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-sounds-of-the-60s/
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.
Van Buren Cabaret variety show 7:00 pm
Van Buren Cabaret variety show @ Van Buren High School
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
The show will feature performances by the Association, Van Buren High School’s award-winning show choir, as well as serious and humorous musical selections from individual members.
The Children’s Hour 7:30 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
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The Children’s Hour 2:00 pm
The Children’s Hour @ John & Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre program presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Tickets and more information are available at the UF Box Office.
American Pastimes 3:00 pm
American Pastimes @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will join forces on Sunday at Findlay High School’s Heminger Auditorium for a 3 p.m. concert. “American Pastimes” is the theme for the program, featuring a variety of works having to do with American hobbies. The concert will be highlighted by a work entitled “Video Games Live” by Ralph Ford. The two concert bands will join forces to present this work, which features a number of symphonic themes from contemporary video games. Katie Mehlow, a senior pre-vet major from Oak Harbor, will be featured as saxophone soloist. One of the winners of the 2014-15 UF instrumental music concerto competition, Mehlow will perform music from “Tribute to Rudy Wiedoft” for saxophone and band. Directing will be Jack Taylor, professor of music and director of bands at the university; and Phil Miller, director of bands at the Carey School District.
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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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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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Music Makers: Earth Day 10:30 am
Music Makers: Earth Day @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Music Makers is a music and movement class for children ages birth through preschool that offers a relaxed atmosphere for exploring music and early literacy skills. Come discover plants and things that grow with Ms. Teagan at the Children’s Museum of Findlay! (A caregiver should be present at all times.)
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.
Tales for Tots: Rabbits and Bunnies 11:00 am
Tales for Tots: Rabbits and Bunnies @ The Mazza Museum
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
The Mazza Museum offers fun-themed story times on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, with new stories to engage children at each session. The 2014-2015 season’s theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” Join us and Story Nana, Gail Lazarcyk for this week’s story about Rabbits and Bunnies. Optional sack lunch following story time.
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Bluffton Town Hall Concert 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert @ Bluffton Town Hall, Third Floor
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series celebrates its five-year anniversary with a concert by Joseph Helfrich on April 23. Helfrich is a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller who has been performing in public for over 25 years. He has been a full-time musician since 1992. He specializes in vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, recorders and the mountain dulcimer. His programs include a variety of musical styles as well a dose of humor. Helfrich has a large repertoire for children and adults and tailors the program to fit the occasion. He received his bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Bluffton University. The venue is handicap accessible, and the performers are paid by donations at the door.
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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!
Laura Ingalls Wilder School Day Performance 10:00 am
Laura Ingalls Wilder School Day Performance @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A true tomboy at heart, Laura shares her Pa’s pioneering spirit and passion for the outdoors. Her Pa encourages her to keep a diary of their travels, but Laura is too busy playing on the prairie, fishing, and chasing gophers. Life on the frontier is often difficult for the Ingalls. After arriving in Kansas, the family is forced to move on again when the United States government designates their land as Indian territory. They journey to Minnesota only to be faced with illness when scarlet fever strikes Mary, Laura’s older sister, causing her to lose her sight. Laura becomes Mary’s eyes to the world, and Mary shows her younger sister ow to face life with strength and courage. Laura and the Ingalls family’s pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken as they travel across the prairie in search of the little house they can call home. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower’s popular musical. Ideal for grades 3-6, each performance lasts approximately 1 hour.
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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.
Bowling Green Art Walk 10:00 am
Bowling Green Art Walk @ Downtown Bowling Green
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come to walk the walk in downtown Bowling Green on April 25 to enjoy live music and artwork in a wide range of media at the annual Downtown Art Walk. This rite of spring in BG features the second annual Black Swamp Quilters Guild exhibit and the popular Fashion Food and Fine Art Luncheon, a fundraiser for The Downtown Foundation’s Flower Fund. The $20 luncheon ticket includes a 90-minute fashion show, the choice of three entrees, iced tea and table favors. There is one seating at 11:45 a.m. A feature of this year’s Art Walk is a day-long open house at The Lofts luxury apartments, hosted by the Wood County Hospital Guild. The Friends of the Wood County District Public Library are hosting their semi-annual book sale April 25-26. Gallery maps will be available at participating locations the week before the event.
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!
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.
Malt Shop Memories 7:30 pm
Malt Shop Memories @ Fostoria High School Performing Arts Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus will present “Malt Shop Memories,” the 53rd annual show, on April 25 at the Fostoria High School Performing Arts Center. Remember hanging out at the malt shop and the songs of the day? Those in attendance will be taken back to the best doo-wop songs presented in barbershop style (four-part close harmony). The featured quartet is Bustin’ Loose, a crowd-pleasing bunch who recently competed in the International Seniors Quartet contest. Get tickets by calling 419-618-8199, or email tickets@lakeplainschorus.com. Join the Afterglow following the show, which is a light meal and more of Bustin’ Loose and the chorus quartets. Afterglow tickets are $8 in addition to the show ticket.
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UF Orchestra classics concert 3:00 pm
UF Orchestra classics concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and more on Sunday, April 26 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The 3 p.m. concert will be free and open to the public. No tickets will be required. Featured will be the overture to Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro,” “Waltz No. 2″ from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra by Shostakovich; and “Hungarian Dance No. 4″ by Johannes Brahms. A highlight of the performance will be an orchestral arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s well-known “Prelude in C-sharp minor” combined with the original piano solo played by Sophia Kentris, a marketing major from Fostoria. More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/04/12/weekend-mozart-brahms-and-more-oh-my/  
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The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).