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Beth Genson’s works in the ancient art of encaustic use a hot paint mixture of beeswax, damar resin and oil pigments. Genson finds the encaustic medium well suited for her exploration of water as a subject matter, with rivers and ponds as the focal point of many of her paintings. The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The Findlay Leo Councilettes will host a craft retreat titled “Crafting Through the Seasons” on Sept. 21-22.
The $25 cost includes a weekend of knitting, quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and more. Door prizes, raffles and table favors, along with lunch, are included.
The deadline to register is today. Call Laura Debord at 567-250-9430 to sign up or for more details.
The Jones Mansion will host a luncheon with locally harvested food straight from the garden. Guests can sample delicacies like dilly beans, sorrel soup, pickled beets, refrigerator pickles, zucchini sweets and more. Fresh lemonade and switchel will also be served. The program includes a short history of canning, complete with additional samples. Tickets are limited, with proceeds going to the mansion’s upkeep and restoration.
The 2018 Findlay-Hancock County Halloween Parade will take place in downtown Findlay on Tuesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 7 p.m.
The annual event is sponsored by the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association.
The parade is open to groups, organizations, businesses, and schools. Registration is available through Oct. 19. Online registration is required at www.hancockleadership.org/parade.
Discounted early registration is available from Sunday through Oct. 9. Early registration fees are $90 for business/for-profit entrants, and $25 for non-business/nonprofit entrants. Entries received after Oct. 9 will pay $10 more.
This year, entrants will receive a reserved staging location and will be assigned a spot in the parade based on the order of registration.
A limited number of preferred placement packages are available during early registration for $250. The first 20 paid preferred placement groups will be placed in the first section of the parade, immediately following dignitaries and the color guard.
Floats, vehicles and walking groups will be competing against each other for the following awards: Best of Show, Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Spirit of Halloween, Flag City USA Award, and the John Hancock Award.
For more information, to register or volunteer, visit www.hancockleadership.org/parade or call 419-422-3313, ext. 8001.