Carey Fest @ Carey, Ohio
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

The 2017 Carey Fest will offer three days of rides, games, food and entertainment spanning Aug. 3 to 5, with “It’s a Hit!” as this year’s theme.

The annual homecoming event at Waterworks Park kicks off the celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and continues Friday and Saturday in downtown Carey.

For more information, contact Steve Zender at 419-396-7567 or 419-310-5039.

A full listing of events, complete with times, is available at

Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day

Music and antique farm machinery will be combined when the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association holds its annual show from Thursday to Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

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Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm

The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday.

Dave Thomas will present the history of the Hancock County Fair. Thomas is the current operations and facilities manager of the Hancock County Agricultural Society, an active Hancock County farmer and a fourth-generation exhibitor at the county fair.

The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To reserve a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.

Friends of the McComb Public Library Sale @ McComb Public Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Friends of the McComb Public Library will hold a sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Items will be sold by donation and include adult and children’s books, DVDs and CDs. Various McComb yearbooks will be available for $5 each. Also included in the sale is an IBM Wheelwriter electric typewriter.

The library is located at 113 S. Todd St., McComb.

Heart & Soul Project Launch Party @ Hurricane Park
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Heart & Soul is hosting the project’s Mount Blanchard launch party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurricane Park. The event features free food and frozen treats, along with back-to-school prizes. More importantly, though, it allows the opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather and share what they love about Mount Blanchard.

Arcadia’s Night Out @ Snyder Park
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Arcadia is planning “Arcadia’s Night Out” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Snyder Park. The event is free.

The event will feature outdoor games, a dunk tank, hot dogs, bounce house, fire house fun, a corn hole toss, cotton candy and a movie. The village asks that participants bring lawn chairs.

For more information, call 419-894-6315.

Discovery Center Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Michelle Rumschlag, Hancock Park District naturalist, will have a bird nest collection on display from 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday during an open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities will include bird watching from the “Windows on Wildlife,” mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books, a touch table, and seasonal displays and exhibits.

The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at

Worms Program For Youngsters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

A Hancock Park District program about worms, for youngsters 3 years old and under accompanied by an adult, will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The same program will be presented each time.

There will be a story, a craft and activities.

The free program requires no registration. Siblings may attend.

For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or online at

Solar Eclipse Presentation @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm

Personnel with the Warren Rupp Observatory, Bellville, will present a family program about a total solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest.

A total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on Aug. 21.

Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Kan Du Art Studio
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm

The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday for a tour of Kan Du Studio on West Main Cross Street.

Parking is available at the rear of the building, which is the former Rocking U restaurant. The group will move to Dietsch’s afterward for ice cream. All retired teachers and spouses are invited.

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