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Two concerts will headline the entertainment at the Allen County Fair, which begins Friday and continues through Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds just east of Lima.
Country music singer Dustin Lynch, with special guest Neal McCoy, are set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the grandstand. Tickets range from $40 to $100 and can be purchased online or in the fairground box office. Visit allencofair.com for more details.
Contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp will take the grandstand stage at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $25 to $40 and can be purchased online at www.jerichoconcerts.com.
Daily fair admission is $7 for anyone age 7 and older. Children under 7 are free. Prior to the fair opening, adult season passes for ages 10 and over cost $30.
Youth season passes for those between the ages of 7 and 9 are $15.
Admission is free for veterans until 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, and for seniors until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24.
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, tickets may be purchased at the gate for $2 off admission between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a can of food to be donated to the West Ohio Food Bank. Admission is $2 off on Wednesday, Aug. 23, with a coupon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the gates only. More information can be found at allencofair.com.
Amusement rides will be open each day. On Friday, Aug. 18, rides will open at 4 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Every other day, rides will be available from noon to 11 p.m. Unlimited ride bracelets can be purchased for $25. Wristband specials will be available for $15 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday and Thursday.
A schedule can also be found here: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/08/15/dustin-lynch-headlines-allen-co-fair/
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 11 through Oct. 26, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Interested artists should contact Marianna Hofer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 419-788-5044. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Larry Shock, past president of the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay, will share photos and commentary about his recent visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, during the 7 p.m. Thursday club meeting at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145.
In operation since 1939, the Desert Botanical Garden is also classified as a museum. It covers about 50 acres and contains over 21,000 plants representing thousands of plant classifications and more than 100 different plant families. The public is welcome to attend this presentation.
Two movies will be shown Aug. 25 at Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest.
At 1 p.m., “The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be shown, while at 7 p.m. the family movie “Boss Baby” will be shown. Admission is $1 per person, which includes popcorn and a drink. For more information, call the library at 419-273-2400.
A perch fry to benefit Findlay Rotary Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.
The $20 ticket includes a three-piece perch dinner with cole slaw, chips, roll, cookie and soft drink or water. Dine-in or carryout are available.
Call Bob Schuck at 419-348-7382 for tickets.
The Hartsel families golf scramble benefiting Cancer Patient Services will be held Saturday at Nature Trails Golf Course, 6730 Township Road 69, Kansas.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $60 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart and dinner. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, pin prizes and skins game.
For more information or to register a team, contact Chris Hartsel at 419-937-6028 or Daniel Hartsel at 419-619-9586.
The Putnam County YMCA will once again host the Tour de Putnam on Aug. 26.
The ride, which begins and ends at the YMCA, will include 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile routes to choose from. It will travel through several Putnam County towns including Leipsic, Miller City, Kalida, Ottoville, Vaughnsville, Pandora and Gilboa, with plenty of rest stops along the way. Each route will be clearly marked, with support vehicles assisting riders in need.
All riders must wear a helmet and ride T-shirts, included with registration while supplies last.
Registration is available at the YMCA, 101 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa, or at www.putnamymca.org. All riders must be en route by 9 a.m., while the 100-milers must be underway by 8 a.m.
For more information or to volunteer, call Melanie Stokes at the Putnam County YMCA at 419-523-5233 or email email@example.com.
The first Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets.
There will be flowers, planters, hanging baskets, plant and vegetable starts.
Other vendors will have gifts for moms, including silk scarves, photography, hand-sewn items and jewelry, yard art and wind chimes, homemade jams, soaps, oils and jewelry, pottery, homemade doggie treats, painted signs, Amish brooms and homemade laundry detergent.
Also for sale will be baked goods, honey and candles, fresh eggs and frozen beef.
Eastern Star will provide breakfast sandwiches in the Masonic Lodge on East Tiffin Street, and Tasty Dogs will be available to purchase.
The market is sponsored by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, in conjunction with the Fostoria Garden Club Limited and the Review Times.
For more information, visit Fostoria Farmers Market on Facebook, or call 419-435-1718.