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Red Cross Blood Drive 8:00 am
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Riverside Suites
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at Riverside Suites, 1100 E. Main Cross St. (second floor, rear entrance). To make an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code RIVERSIDE.
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Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 4 @ 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.
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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50 North Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
50 North Diabetes Support Group @ 50 North
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A new diabetes support group has formed at 50 North. The free self-management group meets from 10-11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month and provides practical ideas to deal with symptoms effectively. Registration is required by the Monday prior to each presentation by calling 419-423-8496.
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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Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 7 @ 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.
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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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,[...]
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Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat 9:00 am
Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
A “Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. June 9, 16 and 30 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Katy Mercer, a certified yoga instructor at Harmony Yoga, will lead the yoga series for beginners. Participants will focus on practicing poses that help cool down the body and mind, with a slow progression suitable for all ages. Participants must be at least 10 years old and children must register with a participating adult. Register, with $10 per person, by 4 p.m. the Friday before each class online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
Ohio Northern University Community Health Carnival 10:00 am
Ohio Northern University Community Health Carnival @ Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy will host a community health carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The pharmacy is located in the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building at ONU, 511 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada. The event will allow individuals to learn about their health, play games and win prizes. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Information will be offered on health topics such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sun safety, drug abuse/addiction, immunizations, and plans to quit smoking. Medication reviews will be offered. The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy can be contacted at 419-772-3784 or hwpharmacy@onu.edu.
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.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 11 @ 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.
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.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 14 @ 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.
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.
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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Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat 9:00 am
Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
A “Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. June 9, 16 and 30 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Katy Mercer, a certified yoga instructor at Harmony Yoga, will lead the yoga series for beginners. Participants will focus on practicing poses that help cool down the body and mind, with a slow progression suitable for all ages. Participants must be at least 10 years old and children must register with a participating adult. Register, with $10 per person, by 4 p.m. the Friday before each class online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
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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!”
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 18 @ 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.
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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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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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Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
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.
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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Bluffton Relay for Hope 4:30 pm
Bluffton Relay for Hope @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm – 11:59 pm
BLUFFTON — The purple shoes hanging from the eaves of downtown businesses along Bluffton’s Main Street can only mean one thing: Relay for Hope is near. The fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road. This year’s theme is “Hope, Love, Believe, Walk for a Cure.” Teams walk to raise money and support for the cancer society. Activities will include a survivor dinner and lap, team and individual laps, luminarias and a memory service, food, music, games and entertainment. A pie contest and auction and silent auction also return this year, organized by members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. The first Relay for Life pie auction was held in 2006. Entries from the public are judged, with prizes awarded to the top three. The rest of the competitors receive a participation prize, said Esther Spaeth, who oversees the pie competition. She said all kinds of pies are represented in the contest. According to the rules, the pie must be completely homemade, including the crust. Spaeth said there are usually 25 pies in the contest, and everyone is welcome to come, bid, and take home a homemade pie. Judging is held at 6:45 p.m., and the auction takes place at 7:30. The youngest baker this year is 9. The most profitable pie ever — a pecan pie — went for $200. And last year’s auction raised a record $2,014. There is a $20 minimum bid for each pie. Following the event, the recipes are collected and put together in a cookbook which also serves as a relay fundraiser. Cookbooks from former years will be available for a donation at this year’s relay. A meal is provided for survivors at 5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6:15. A pork chop dinner will be served, and there will also be a booth with sandwiches, chips and drinks. The silent auction will offer bidders more than 100 items ranging from gift cards and toys to homemade items. The luminaria service begins at 9 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Area firemen do a lap in full turnout gear at 10 p.m., and a 5K Glow Run begins at 10:30. Registration starts at 9:30 and the fee is $25, with all proceeds going to Bluffton Relay for Hope. The public can come out and register for the walk Friday, as can participants for the Glow Run. Beginning at 2 p.m., luminarias can be purchased for $5 to remember those who have died or celebrate a survivor. More information and registration forms are available by contacting Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 or bestlynda568@gmail.com, stopping at the Village Cut & Curl at 212 Cherry St. in Bluffton, or checking the Facebook page: Bluffton Area Relay for Life-Ohio. Relay for Hope schedule: 2-8:30 p.m. — Luminarias available for purchase at tent along BFR sidewalk 4:30-5:30 p.m. — Entertainment by Katie Hohenbrink and Sheila Hausken 4:30-6:30 p.m. — Drive-thru or dine-in lasagna meal 5 p.m. — Survivors’ meal 5-9:30 p.m. — Silent auction inside BFR by Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera 5:30 p.m. — National anthem by Courtney McLaughlin 6:15 p.m. — Presentation of colors by Ed Amstutz and the color guard; opening remarks; survivor, caregiver and team laps 6:30-7 p.m. — Findlay Cloggers 6:30 p.m. — Concession stand inside BFR by Trinity Lutheran Church 6:45 p.m. — Pie judging inside BFR 7:30 p.m. — Pie auction 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Jon Butler with ’50s and ’60s music. 8 p.m. — Quarter lap 8-9 p.m. — Music 9 p.m. — Luminaria service 9:30 p.m. — Memory lap in silence; registration begins for 5K Glow Run at table at BFR front doors 10 p.m. — End of silent auction; fireman’s lap 10:30 p.m. — 5K Glow Run 11 p.m. — Music by Nick Nowlan Midnight — Pizza inside BFR; cleanup and closing ceremony
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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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.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 25 @ 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.
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
 
Live and Learn: Cosmetic and Facial Plastics 12:00 pm
Live and Learn: Cosmetic and Facial Plastics @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Vincent McGinniss, an experienced cosmetic and facial plastic surgeon at the Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host a “Live and Learn” lunch presentation from noon to 1 p.m. June 26 in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The topic is “Cosmetic and Facial Plastics,” and attendees will learn about the options and benefits of aesthetic procedures. A question and answer session will follow. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Tuesday at 419-423-5551 or events@bvhealthsystem.org.
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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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Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 28 @ 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.
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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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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Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat 9:00 am
Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
A “Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. June 9, 16 and 30 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Katy Mercer, a certified yoga instructor at Harmony Yoga, will lead the yoga series for beginners. Participants will focus on practicing poses that help cool down the body and mind, with a slow progression suitable for all ages. Participants must be at least 10 years old and children must register with a participating adult. Register, with $10 per person, by 4 p.m. the Friday before each class online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.

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