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The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26.
This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park.
Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30.
Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.”
Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day.
The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk.
To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks is a unique event to build environmental awareness while raising funds for the Hancock Parks Foundation. This event showcases amazing fashions made from plastic bags, bottles, cans, etc.—materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill. The designs were submitted to our contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 cash.
Join the Hancock Park District, Huntington Bank, Walmart and the Hancock County Solid Waste District at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a fun-filled evening emceed by WFIN’s Chris Oaks. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by The Baker’s Cafe and a coffee bar by We.Serve.Coffee, music, raffles, and a creative fashion show with audience participation!
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Flag City Morning Rotary will celebrate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby with a gala planned for 6-10 p.m. May 5 inside the Hancock Hotel’s Blanchard Ballroom.
Games, raffles, a live auction, music, food and themed beverages will be offered. Attire is business casual, with hats and bow ties optional.
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at https://flagcitymorningrotary.org/shop or by contacting Rotarian Tasha Dimling at 970-948-5552 or email@example.com.
The Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will host a murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. May 5 at the American Legion Hall, 711 S. Shore Drive, Lima.
Tickets are $25 each and include an Italian meal buffet, dessert, beverage and the evening’s entertainment. The name of the murder mystery is “Bobby and Bonnie Got Married.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling Tracy Oberst at 567-208-1582 or at HCF Management, 1100 Shawnee Road, Lima. Proceeds go to West Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember.
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 6 at E.A. Powell Elementary School, 500 N. Main St., North Baltimore.
Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system. The run/walk will support research and funding to find a cure.
The event will include a 5K run, a one-mile fun run and a one-mile walk along the Slippery Elm Trail. Registration will be held at the elementary school.
Packets for the 5K run can be picked up from 1-1:45 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up between 1 and 2 p.m. The fun run/walk will start at 2:45.
The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. Participants can purchase a T-shirt for $10 while supplies last.
Awards will be provided for the top individuals in each age group, as well as the overall male and female runners.
For more information, contact Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at https://www.rettsyndrome.org/liverettfree.