Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop @ Egner Fine Arts Building
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration is open for the Arts Partnership and the University of Findlay TV’s “Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop.”

The workshop is open to students in grades 7-12 for the 2018-19 school year. Participants will learn the technical and creative aspects of producing a news segment, and how to write news stories and scripts. UFTV’s studio and equipment will be used for recording and editing.

The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at the university’s Egner Fine Arts Building. The registration fee is $60 and includes lunch.

The deadline to register is June 14. Call the Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624.

Findlay Exchange Club @ Rosewood Room
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Findlay Exchange Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Rosewood Room; call 419-427-8425.

Bluffton Public Library “Drive-In Movie” @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Bluffton Public Library’s “drive-in movie” will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Participants are invited to create their own cardboard box car at home to park at the movie. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

Life’s A Garden: “Herbal First Aid” @ 50 North
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm

The final program in 50 North’s “Life’s a Garden” series will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the topic “Herbal First Aid.”

Herbalist Sarah Williams, owner of Willow Moon Botanicals, will discuss how to stock an herbal first aid kit: what to put in it, where to get (or how to make) the components, and when and how to use them for everything from scraped knees to stomach bugs. Participants will also learn about widely available herbs that can simply be gathered and used on the fly.

Registration and a $5 fee are due today. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496.

Teen Music Trivia Contest @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A teen music trivia contest will be held from 3-5 p.m. June 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

The event is open to youth in grades six through 12.

Canning Basics @ Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Two food preservation classes will be held this year. “Canning Basics” will be held June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and “Freezing Fruits and Vegetables” will be held June 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Both classes will be held at Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County, 7868 Hancock County 140, Suite B, Findlay.

Classes are free, but participants are asked to register in advance by emailing meents.1@osu.edu or calling 419-422-3851. Canner gauge testing will be available before classes from approximately 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 67th annual Riverside Summer Concert Series, hosted by Hancock Park District, will begin Wednesday, June 6, with Night Jazz at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell in Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave.

Each performance runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Bench seating is provided at the band shell, or visitors may bring a lawn chair or blanket. If there is inclement weather, listen to WFIN radio for cancellations or alternate performance venues.

Cooperation in producing the concert series is provided by the City of Findlay Parks and Recreation Department, Hancock Parks Foundation, and the Hancock Park District. Sound engineering is provided by the House of Hindenach. WFIN radio personalities will be the masters of ceremonies.

For more information, visit www.HancockParks.com under the “Park News” section or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Night Jazz
June 6

A big-band-style jazz group comprising members from Findlay and the surrounding area, Night Jazz plays tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra. Founded in 1995, the group incorporates trumpets, saxophones, trombones, piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and singing into its musical mixture.

Fostoria Community Band
June 13

The 2018 Fostoria Community Band’s summer tour is titled “Celestial Wonders: Music from Beyond the Cosmos.” Selections include “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst; “Sundance” by Frank Ticheli; “Star Trek Through the Years,” “Superman” and more. Founded in 1995, the band has 55 musicians from Fostoria and the surrounding area.

Nashville Crush
June 20

Featuring several Ohio musicians, Nashville Crush’s high-energy, award-winning stage show presents a balance of country and rock music with its combination of guitars, fiddle and banjo.

June 27

This duo of seasoned northwest Ohio musicians features Denise Grupp-Verbon on lever and pedal harp and Michael Grupp-Verbon on acoustic guitar.

Buddy Love and the Coconuts
July 4

With band members averaging 30 years of experience, Buddy Love and the Coconuts’ goal is to get the crowd moving and grooving to classic rock tunes from the 1960s and today’s top 40. The band has also been known to offer softer, slower acoustic sets and numbers.

Findlay Civic Band
July 11 and 18

Under the direction of Jack Taylor, a University of Findlay professor of music, the Findlay Civic Band mixes school musicians, professional people, retirees, seasoned musicians and novices into a presentation of light and pop forms of music, including patriotic, Hollywood and Broadway themes.

July 25

Findlay High School’s Pantasia Steel Drum Band performs music for all occasions on the steel drum. Since its spring 1997 inception, Pantasia has garnered a reputation as an educational and entertaining instrumental music ensemble, performing numerous shows throughout Ohio, nationally and internationally.

The Fossil Creek Band
Aug. 1

The Fossil Creek Band grew out of the farmlands of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan in the spring of 2006. Now a bluegrass/Americana band, its members boast backgrounds in folk, country, rock, gospel and barbershop music.

Civic Jazz
Aug. 8

Playing for more than 50 years, the Civic Jazz Band collects local talent from high school to retirement ages to play music of all genres. The band meets for only two months a summer to perform at the band shell in Riverside Park.

Ball in the House
Aug. 15

This five-member a cappella group follows the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6 while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams.

Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus
Aug. 22

The Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus has provided the region with G-rated entertainment and harmonizing since 1962. Their repertoire includes barbershop standards, modern harmonies, comic numbers, and many gospel melodies.

Ted Yoder
Aug. 29

Ted Yoder brings a pop symphonic approach to the hammered dulcimer, a stringed musical instrument played by striking the instrument’s strings with small mallet hammers, utilizing skills from guitarists, percussionists and pianists. Yoder’s approach to the instrument weaves stately solo pieces of modern favorite tunes with unique arrangements, powerful dynamics, and beautiful melodic interlacement. His fame rose after his dulcimer rendition of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral from Facebook Live.

Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs.

Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes.

To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.

Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.

Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinics @ Firestine Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting two free disc golf clinics at Firestine Park, 9-hole course at 900 Fifth St.

The clinics will be held from 6-7 p.m. May 30 and June 21, conducted by the Findlay Disc Golf League. The event is free and equipment will be provided. No registration is required.

For more information, call the recreation department at 419-424-7176.

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