Blacksmith Demonstration @ Bluffton University
Jun 22 all-day

A group of local artists and church workers are asking for donations of guns for a blacksmith demonstration which will forge weapons into garden tools June 22 at Bluffton University.

Email RAWtoolsEvent@gmail.com to donate a gun, or to learn more about the event.

Matthew Ball @ Ada Community Health Professionals Building
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ada Public Library welcomes pianist Matthew Ball, also known as the Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid. The attorney turned musician has more than 3.8 million YouTube views and boasts a repertoire that spans symphony, jazz and blues. His family friendly program features acrobatic piano favorites like “In the Mood,” “Glory of Love,” “Basin Street Blues,” “The Entertainer,” “Ain’t Misbehavin'” and “Bumble Boogie.”

Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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 studio13girl@gmail.com or call or text 419-788-5044. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.

“A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

“A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School runs Monday through Thursday, from 6-8:15 p.m. daily, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2300 Northridge Road. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn that Jesus’ victory over the grave is their victory in life. Register at www.immanuelfindlay.org or call 419-422-8209.

Lunch for a Cause @ Millstream Art Plaza
Jun 23 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch for a Cause returns from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at the Millstream Art Plaza near the intersection of South Main and East Sandusky streets.

A donation will be accepted for lunch. Proceeds benefit Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County.

Library Movie: “Hidden Figures” @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm

The movie “Hidden Figures” will be shown at 1 p.m. June 23 in Forest-Jackson Public Library.

Popcorn and a drink will be available for a donation.

Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 18974 Ohio 12, Arcadia, will host an ice cream social from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.

The event will feature Dietsch’s ice cream along with pies, cakes and homemade angel food cake. Other food items include homemade chicken and noodles, potato salad, baked beans, shredded chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs and coney dogs. Dine-in and carryout are available.

This is an annual event and this year’s proceeds will go to the Feed Our Kids program, which assures that rural students receive food to take home for the weekend. The program also provides meals for pickup during the summer months when the children are not attending school.

Rally in the Alley
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m.

This summer’s schedule is as follows:

  • June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company
  • June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar
  • June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s
  • July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
  • July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue
  • July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food.
  • July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s
  • Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden
  • Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue
  • Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
Mark Gillfillan 5K Memorial run/walk @ Riverdale Schools
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Mark Gillfillan 5K memorial run/walk will be held at 7 p.m. June 23 at Riverdale Schools. Registration begins at 5:30.

Preregistration for the 5K with a T-shirt is $15, or $12 without a shirt. All registration on race day is $20 and shirts will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There will also be a 1-mile memorial walk. The cost is $12 with a shirt or $8 without a shirt. A kids’ quarter-mile fun run will be held for ages 8 and younger. The cost is $10 for the fun run and a shirt, or $3 without a shirt.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Mark Gillfillan Scholarship Fund.

Early registration must be received by Friday. Forms are available at http://www.5k4mark.com/. For questions, call Christa Gillfillan at 419-722-8020.

Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights!  Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!

The Courier Photo Archive

Browse & purchase photo prints and merchandise