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Aug
19
Sat
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

No Child Left Indoors @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Hancock Park District, Pheasants Forever and Whitetails Unlimited personnel will host youth outdoor adventures during a “No Child Left Indoors” event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The outdoor recreational activities will include a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing and kayaking, BB and shotgun use, and more.

Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited.

The program is recommended for 6- to 17-year-olds accompanied by an adult.

The program is free with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Register prior to the program via email to Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com

Heritage Day Festival @ Mount Blanchard
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique cars will rumble into the picturesque village of Mount Blanchard on Saturday for its second annual Heritage Day Festival.

According to Robert Tong, one of the event’s lead organizers, the festival will kick off at 10 a.m. with the unveiling of a new veterans’ memorial which is meant to honor all veterans from Hancock County. Tong will deliver remarks and little-known stories about World War II-era events that took place in Mount Blanchard, focusing specifically on the United States Army Air Corps.

Other events throughout the day will include vendors, a swap meet and a petting zoo. Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul co-coordinators Jackie Porcello and Amanda Rardin will also be on hand, gathering input from community members. The festival will take place right on Main Street, with events winding down about 4 p.m.

Tickets are available for the Kimmel’s chicken or pork chop barbecue, with serving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $9 each and include a half chicken or a pork chop, two sides and a dinner roll. They can be purchased this week at The Pilgrim Restaurant in Findlay and at The Food Center or The Hair Stop in Mount Blanchard.

The highlight of the day’s events will be vintage cars dating from the turn of the century to about 1950. Antique engines, tractors, bicycles and pedal cars will also be on display.

Organizers ask that no military vehicles, muscle cars or street rods be brought to the festival.

Anyone with an original or restored original vintage car is welcome and is asked to preregister with Tong at 419-957-7694.

Solar Eclipse Science Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a solar eclipse science and pinhole project on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Lindamood Room.

Participants will learn about solar eclipses and make a pinhole projector so they can watch the solar eclipse safely on Monday, Aug. 21.

All ages are welcome. No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.

Communion Bread Baking Class @ First Lutheran Church
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am

There will be a communion bread baking class held in the First Lutheran Church kitchen at 11 a.m. Aug. 19 for all who are interested in this ministry.

TGMA Gospel Music Promotions Concert @ Carey Gazebo
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm

TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present gospel singing at noon Aug. 19 at the gazebo, 141 E. Findlay St., Carey. Performing are New Presence Gospel, Purpose Driven and Paula Barron. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.

Nashville Crush @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

Nashville Crush is bringing its fusion of country and rock music to Findlay this summer. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed. The show will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be obtained at the Elks lodge or online at www.findlayelks.org.

Aug
20
Sun
St. Patrick and St. Andrew Chicken Barbecue and Ham Dinner @ St. Patrick Hall
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Patrick and St. Andrew churches will hold their 21st annual chicken barbecue and ham dinner Aug. 20 at St. Patrick Hall, 6250 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the air-conditioned hall, with carryout available in a separate line. Dinners include choice of chicken or ham, potatoes, applesauce, green beans, rolls and butter, along with dessert and drink. Prices vary from $8.50 or $6, based on the portion.

97th Gibson Family Reunion @ Wharton Park shelter house
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

The family of Robert and Idella Gibson will hold their 97th reunion at noon Aug. 20 at the Wharton Park shelter house.

Activities will include 50/50 raffle, kids’ games, door prizes and bingo.

Price-Wilson Family Reunion @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Price-Wilson family reunion will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the fellowship hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9340 Township Road 32, Jenera.

The Price reunion began in 1922 and has expanded to be called the Price-Wilson reunion.

Clarabelle Price will be hosting.

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