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2015 Seneca County Fair @ Seneca County Fairgrounds
2015 Seneca County Fair @ Seneca County Fairgrounds
Aug 2 all-day
 
Mazza Museum Art Camp @ Mazza Museum
Mazza Museum Art Camp @ Mazza Museum
Aug 2 all-day
If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for next year’s Art Camp, please email Terry Olthouse, education coordinator, at olthouse@findlay.edu. The Mazza Museum hosts a week-long Summer Art Camp for elementary students in the Findlay area. During the camp, children learn how to illustrate their own picture books using different media based on inspiration of the artwork in the Mazza Museum. The culmination is a family celebration with the students as the guests who participate in a book signing for their fans.
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
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.
2015 McComb Cookie Festival @ McComb, Ohio
2015 McComb Cookie Festival @ McComb, Ohio
Aug 2 all-day
The annual festival will include a parade, food vendors, kids games, softball tournaments, ham/chicken barbecue, a raffle and much more! For more information, call Nedra Aller at 419-293-2562 or Everett Latta at 419-293-3802.
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Aug 6 all-day
Gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit! Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge attendees with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. Winebrenner is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2015. Speakers for the event include Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, Dr. Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Craig Groeschel, and many others. Visit the Summit website for more information and to register for this exciting event and contact Ginger Zambrano, gzambrano@winebrenner.edu, 419-434-4226, with any questions!
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Aug 7 all-day
Gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit! Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge attendees with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. Winebrenner is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2015. Speakers for the event include Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, Dr. Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Craig Groeschel, and many others. Visit the Summit website for more information and to register for this exciting event and contact Ginger Zambrano, gzambrano@winebrenner.edu, 419-434-4226, with any questions!
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
Aug 7 all-day
 
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Aug 7 all-day
Visit Arlington for the revival of the Homecoming Festival, renamed the Arlington Village Festival! Plenty is planned this weekend! On Friday, the festival willl kick-off with a parade through Downtown Arlington. Make sure you family visits the Kids Zone that will have carnival rides, inflatables, and much more! For teens in 7th–12th grade there will be a Punt Pass competition at 4 and a Dodgeball Tournament beginning at 8! The Cornhole Tournament will take place at 8 p.m. with registration at 7, and the Adult Zone with a beer garden and DJ will be open from 7–11 p.m. On Saturday, kick off the day with a 5K Color Run at 9 a.m., make sure you register at 8 a.m.! The Kids Zone will be open from 4–11 p.m. with a Kiddie Parade at 6. Craft Vendors will be on site from 4–10 p.m. and the highlight of the festival will be the concerts! At 4 p.m. don’t miss Sean Williams, followed by Nashville Crush at 7 p.m.! Tickets for the concert are just $5 and pre-sale tickets are available at Appleseed IGA, Jac & Do’s-Arlington, and Commercial Savings Bank in Arlington.
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Aug 7 all-day
The Farmers and Merchants Picnic, also known as the F&M Picnic, is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio. Started in 1913, the picnic has become a two day affair with live music and tractor and truck pulls on Friday followed by a full day of entertainment, midway style events, food and people.
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
Aug 8 all-day
 
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Aug 8 all-day
Visit Arlington for the revival of the Homecoming Festival, renamed the Arlington Village Festival! Plenty is planned this weekend! On Friday, the festival willl kick-off with a parade through Downtown Arlington. Make sure you family visits the Kids Zone that will have carnival rides, inflatables, and much more! For teens in 7th–12th grade there will be a Punt Pass competition at 4 and a Dodgeball Tournament beginning at 8! The Cornhole Tournament will take place at 8 p.m. with registration at 7, and the Adult Zone with a beer garden and DJ will be open from 7–11 p.m. On Saturday, kick off the day with a 5K Color Run at 9 a.m., make sure you register at 8 a.m.! The Kids Zone will be open from 4–11 p.m. with a Kiddie Parade at 6. Craft Vendors will be on site from 4–10 p.m. and the highlight of the festival will be the concerts! At 4 p.m. don’t miss Sean Williams, followed by Nashville Crush at 7 p.m.! Tickets for the concert are just $5 and pre-sale tickets are available at Appleseed IGA, Jac & Do’s-Arlington, and Commercial Savings Bank in Arlington.
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Aug 8 all-day
The Farmers and Merchants Picnic, also known as the F&M Picnic, is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio. Started in 1913, the picnic has become a two day affair with live music and tractor and truck pulls on Friday followed by a full day of entertainment, midway style events, food and people.
2015 Corn City Festival @ Deshler, Ohio
2015 Corn City Festival @ Deshler, Ohio
Aug 8 all-day
 
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11:00 am St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival @ St. Louis Catholic Church
St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival @ St. Louis Catholic Church
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Join St. Louis Catholic Church for delicious homemade food; barbecue chicken prepared by the Milton Township Fire Department, Mexican food prepared by Martinez family, and burgers, brats, and fries! A $3,000 grand prize on the combination ticket, 8 o’clock raffle, handcrafted items and baked goods at the country store, kids games, Bingo, children’s pedal pull at 2 p.m., corn hole tournament at 4 p.m. DJ at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time! Everything under tents.
2:30 pm Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
6:00 pm BOSS Non-Wing Sprints at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
BOSS Non-Wing Sprints at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
 
8:00 am Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
8:00 am Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
11:30 am Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is James Adkins, with food and drink available from Fin’s Seafood & Grille.
5:00 pm 69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Comedian Adam Garman will present “Comedy in Agriculture” during the 69th annual meeting of the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District on Aug. 4 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, off Ohio 568 east of Findlay. A social hour and voting for a conservation district supervisor will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. A barbecue rib and baked chicken dinner, catered by Kathy’s Korner Restaurant, Arcadia, will be served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A brief business meeting will be held at 7 p.m., followed by Garman’s presentation. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 years old, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are available by pre-sale only. Contact the conservation district office, 7868 Hancock County 140, Suite E, or call 419-422-6569.
9:30 pm Bluffton Fireworks @ Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Bluffton Fireworks @ Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bluffton’s fireworks, postponed in late June due to the weather, is rescheduled for 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Bluffton’s National Night Out celebration at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. The fireworks will cap off the National Night Out. The display should last between 20 and 30 minutes. The National Night Out and fireworks will take place on Snider Road, Bluffton.
7:30 am Flag City Morning Rotary
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
7:00 pm 64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performers are Klaberheads.
12:00 pm Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
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.
8:00 am Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
6:00 pm Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
8:00 am Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
8:00 am Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
4:00 pm Arlington Farmer’s Market @ Good Hope Church
Arlington Farmer’s Market @ Good Hope Church
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Arlington Farmer’s Market each Friday to pick up local produce and enjoy themed days! The market will be held in the parking lot north of Good Hope Lutheran Church on the west side of Main Street, Arlington. Parking for attendees will be along Main Street and side streets. In case of inclement weather, vendors can set up inside Good Hope Church.
5:00 pm Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Funk Factory and food by Jeds Fireball & Brew!
7:30 pm Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
8:00 am Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
8:30 am Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
9:00 am Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
1:00 pm Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
7:30 pm Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.