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LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay Pride Picnic 12:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay Pride Picnic @ Riverside Park
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
To kick off pride month, LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay’s annual pride picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at Riverside Park. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, desserts or appetizers to share. Meat will be provided. The family-friendly event will also include prizes, raffles, music, games and kids’ activities. Email contact@spectrumoffindlaylgbt.org for more information.
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Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In 9:00 am
Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In @ Panera Bread
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In, hosted by Panera Bread, is having its first event of the season. Guests can enjoy the cars, take pictures, talk with their owners, have some Panera Bread coffee, pastries or breakfast. No judging or trophies involved. Participants showing their vehicles are advised to park in every other lined spot. The Cruise-In will continue every first Sunday of the month through October.
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Peter Rabbit Tea 9:30 am
Peter Rabbit Tea @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am
The 18th annual Peter Rabbit Tea, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will feature the “Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse” on Monday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The same program will be offered at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The program will be held in the Activity Barn and will feature a story read by Beatrix Potter, portrayed by a costumed interpreter. After the story, “tea” and snacks will be served in the adjacent McKinnis House. Mrs. Tittlemouse, portrayed by a costumed interpreter, will participate in a garden scavenger hunt. The program is for 4- to 6-year-old children, accompanied by an adult. One adult is required for each pair of children. Registration is $4 per child and must be made by 1 p.m. today at www.HancockParks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 children per time slot. Adults do not need to register. For more information, call the park district at 419-425-7275.
The Colors of Cuba 1:00 pm
The Colors of Cuba @ 50 North
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm
50 North will host “The Colors of Cuba,” presented by volunteers Dean and Nancy Kessler of Carey, at 1 p.m. June 4. The program is free. In November 2017, a group of 50 North members embarked on a weeklong, people-to-people cultural exchange in Cuba. The Kesslers will bring the Cuba culture and music alive with stories and pictures. Registration is required by calling 50 North at 419-423-8496.
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CRAFT Training 5:30 pm
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 6 @ 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. Tapestry 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. Pantasia 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.
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Genealogy Research Program 7:00 pm
Genealogy Research Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A genealogy research program will be held from 7-8 p.m. June 7 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Justin Crawfis will present a program about using recently digitized Hancock County newspapers in researching family history.
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Independence House Classic Car Show 5:00 pm
Independence House Classic Car Show @ Independence House parking lot
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Independence House will host its annual classic car show from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Independence House parking lot, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria. The show is free. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for June 15. Those wishing to bring their classic cars for display should call 419-435-8505.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit www.bigreddeluxe.com and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
Hillbilly Sound 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Sound @ Ada War Memorial Park
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Hillbilly Sound truck/tractor pull will be coming to Ada War Memorial Park from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 8.
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An Evening of A Cappella! 7:00 pm
An Evening of A Cappella! @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus will host “An Evening of A Cappella!” featuring Roses in Blue and Tune Squad, a pair of Bowling Green State University-affiliated quartets. The groups will perform a mixture of religious and secular music, with an emphasis on four-part barbershop harmony.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp 9:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
Beginning Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Beginning Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A beginning watercolor painting class with Jeanne Beutler will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. Participants will paint a view of water and seagrass. A $10 fee includes all supplies. Register by June 4 at 419-596-3727.
Carey Blue Devils Marching Band 6:00 pm
Carey Blue Devils Marching Band @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Carey Blue Devils Marching Band will perform at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Dorcas Carey Public Library. Attendees should bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the library’s meeting room.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp 9:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp 9:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
CRAFT Training 5:30 pm
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
Social Security Workshop 5:30 pm
Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A free Social Security workshop to help people tell where they stand for retirement and provide strategies for maximizing benefits will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13 at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave. A representative of Franklin Templeton Investments will provide general information about Social Security and discuss the issues the program faces now and in the future, as well as outline some strategies for maximizing benefits. Included in the presentation is information about the new Social Security optimizer tool. The tool will take your retirement information and provide details about where you currently stand for retirement and how you can achieve more. Workshop attendees are being asked to bring retirement information with them to the workshop, where an appointment can be made for a later date to discuss the optimizer tool. The required information can be found on the First National Bank website at www.e-fnb.com. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 419-384-3221, by visiting any First National Bank branch, or by visiting www.e-FNB.com. RSVPs are requested by June 11.
Composting Panel Discussion 7:00 pm
Composting Panel Discussion @ Third floor of Bluffton Town Hall
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
A free panel discussion about composting hosted by Transition Bluffton will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the third floor Bluffton Town Hall meeting room, 154 N. Main St. The program is designed for both inexperienced and experienced composters and will consist of a short presentation and sharing by participants about what has worked well for them. Ideas for creating community-wide opportunities to compost will be discussed, in addition to single-home composting.
Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 13 @ 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. Tapestry 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. Pantasia 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.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp 9:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
The Health Benefits of Strawberries 4:30 pm
The Health Benefits of Strawberries @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chef Tara, owner of Eleat Culinary Services, will teach participants about the health benefits of strawberries during a free program from 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 14 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Attendees will taste locally produced strawberries and both sweet and savory dishes prepared with berries. Registration is required by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org or by calling 419-422-1712, ext. 245.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp 9:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 9:45 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 15 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of teaching reading, writing, English, life skills or subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. No professional training or education is required. Register by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Matinee 1:00 pm
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Matinee @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a movie matinee at 1 p.m. Friday. The film “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown. A freewill donation includes popcorn and a drink.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit www.bigreddeluxe.com and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
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Meet the Instruments 10:30 am
Meet the Instruments @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program, Kim Brickner will present Meet the Instruments, an interactive introduction to a wide variety of musical instruments, for ages 4-8. The program will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 18 in the Lindamood Room. The theme of SummerRead, which runs through July 28, is “Libraries Rock!”
Nerf Challenge 2:00 pm
Nerf Challenge @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm
A Nerf challenge will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. There will be target practice, obstacle building and a super Nerf challenge for youth in grades 2-5. All participants must provide their own Nerf equipment, and darts should be initialed. Registration is required.
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Slimetime at Gormley Park 10:30 am
Slimetime at Gormley Park @ Gormley Park
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host “Slimetime” at Gormley Park at 10:30 a.m. today as part of the Summer Reading Program. Participants, ages preschool and older, should wear old clothes and shoes as they may have a bucket of slime dumped on them. A free community lunch will follow at 11:30. In the event of rain, the program will be postponed until 10:30 a.m. July 10.
Old Mill Stream Centre Open House 5:00 pm
Old Mill Stream Centre Open House @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An open house for the newly-built $1.4 million Old Mill Stream Centre at the Hancock County Fairgrounds will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The 15,000-square-foot building hosted its first event, a wedding reception, on June 9, and has been booked for more events in the coming months, said Dave Thomas, operations and facilities manager for the Hancock County Agricultural Society. The building, designed for shows and seminars as well as receptions, is located south of the Sandusky Street parking lot, east of the driveway entrance from Sandusky Street. It has heating, air conditioning and a catering kitchen. The kitchen has no ovens, only coolers and countertops, he said.
Transition Bluffton Group Bike Ride 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton Group Bike Ride @ Buckeye Park
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton is presenting a group bike ride at 7 p.m. Tuesday to help people learn about the bike path network in the village. Gather at Buckeye Park, near the shuffleboard courts. The ride will be at an easy pace, suitable for the whole family, and will be guided by experienced cyclists. Participants will be divided into small groups depending on the distance they wish to travel. Visit TransitionBluffton.org or contact the organizers at transitionbluffton@gmail.com to learn more about the group or the event.
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Bluffton Public Library “Drive-In Movie” 1:00 pm
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.
Teen Music Trivia Contest 3:00 pm
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.
Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
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. Tapestry 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. Pantasia 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.
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Introduction to Archery 6:00 pm
Introduction to Archery @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An “Introduction to Archery” program will be held in Oakwoods Nature Preserve Thursday for those at least 9 years to adult, hosted by Hancock Park District. Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. for individuals 9 to 14 years old and from 7 to 8 p.m. for individuals 15 years and older. The program, led by a certified archery instructor, will be held adjacent to Dold Lake, down from the front parking lot. Registration at $10 per person can be made online at www.HancockParks.com or at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St., by 4 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held with a maximum of 10 participants per session. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program 6:00 pm
Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
A succulent dish garden make-and-take program will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. Susie Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses will introduce participants to succulents and discuss their varieties and care. Each person will create their own succulent dish garden. The program is open to adults and families with adult supervision. Registration is required. The fee is $15 cash per succulent dish garden, payable at the door.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit www.bigreddeluxe.com and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
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Teacups and Tulips 11:00 am
Teacups and Tulips @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host a Victorian tea on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House, 422 W. Sandusky St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23. The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. The tea will highlight the time period of American Girl, Samantha. The theme is “Teacups and Tulips.” Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies, while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party. Following the tea, 19th century lawn games and crafts will be offered. Live music will be provided. The cost is $25 per pair for museum members and $30 per pair for nonmembers. Reservations and payment must be received by June 21. Call 419-423-4433 to reserve a seat.
Sit and Sip with the Author 2:00 pm
Sit and Sip with the Author @ Hull's Trace Wine Cellar
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hull’s Trace Wine Cellar, 105 E. Liberty St., Arlington, is hosting a “Sit and Sip with the Author” event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. David C. Greer, a practicing trial lawyer from Dayton, will share stories from his recently published book “God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan.” Come for the tales about John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis, Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover; stay for the crimes which made Ohio headlines while having your picture taken with Dillinger or Capone. The winery will be pouring wines and beers for purchase by Innocent Bystander, 19 Crimes and Jackie O’s. The program is free.
Flawless Smile Tour 6:00 pm
Flawless Smile Tour @ All American Rock House
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Kaleido and Talia will provide a dose of alternative rock, pop, and punk from across the globe, with roots in Kentucky, California and Paris, France. Attendees must be 21 and over.
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Fostoria Community Band and Findlay Civic Band 7:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band and Findlay Civic Band @ Fostoria Foundation Park
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Fostoria Foundation Park, 1225 S. Union St., Fostoria. Music selections provided by the Findlay Civic Band will follow. Both bands will then join together to play “America the Beautiful and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
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Thrive Over 50: Healthy Living Coaching 11:30 am
Thrive Over 50: Healthy Living Coaching @ 50 North
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Thrive Over 50 … Healthy Living Coaching” will be provided by Annie Hayes, a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition coach through Cornell University from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 and Aug. 22 at 50 North. Attendees will learn tips on ways to improve nutrition, ward off disease, build their immune system, reduce body inflammation, improve brain health, conquer weight concerns and develop an accountability plan. The presentation focuses on longevity and “progress over perfection.” Presentations are free, but registration is required at 419-423-8496.
Watercolor Painting Sessions 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Sessions @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will hold watercolor sessions at 6 p.m. June 25 and July 23 at the Bluffton Public Library. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016. The cost is $10 and all supplies are provided.
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Findlay Summer Choir
Findlay Summer Choir @ Ritz Auditorium at Old Main
Jun 26 all-day
 
Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 27 @ 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. Tapestry 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. Pantasia 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.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
Essential Oil Make-and-Take Program 6:00 pm
Essential Oil Make-and-Take Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
An essential oil make-and-take program will be held at 6 p.m. June 28 at the Bluffton Public Library. Participants will make their own hand scrub from simple household ingredients using essential oils. The cost is $6, which includes a container and all ingredients. Registration is due today by calling 419-358-5016.
Barb Diemer 6:30 pm
Barb Diemer @ Putnam County District Library
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm
Several free musical programs will be presented in June at the Putnam County District Library, 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. On June 28, Barb Diemer will be performing on guitar at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at 419-523-3747 for further details about any of the scheduled activities.
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Farm Camp 9:00 am
Farm Camp @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to explore Hancock County’s farming roots at Farm Camp, where they will learn the science behind soil and water, plant and tend a garden, learn the different uses of homegrown herbs, prepare and enjoy basic farm-to-table cooking, meet some of the animals on the farm, and raise their own barn. They will also visit two Hancock County farms to learn more about what life was like on the farm 100 years ago, and what it’s like today. Findlay City Schools educators will serve as facilitators. Space is limited and reservations must be received by June 20.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit www.bigreddeluxe.com and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
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