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Flag City Classic Natural Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Competition 2:00 pm
Flag City Classic Natural Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Competition @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm
The Flag City Classic Natural Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Competition will tone up the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 1. Admission for the 2 p.m. prejudging event is $15, with a $25 admission to the 6 p.m. finals. The combo package ($35) and VIP combo package ($45) grant admission to both events. VIP tickets offer seats in the first five rows, and the rest offer general admission. Tickets are available at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or an hour before showtime; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org Shiloe Steinmetz, who is organizing the National Gym Association-sanctioned event with Joe and Amanda Bayliff, has more than 20 years of competitive bodybuilding and judging experience. The Mount Blanchard resident (and multiple Mr. Ohio champion) has competed in more than 70 competitions across the country, including the national and world championships. This experience influenced his objective to create a show geared toward the competitors, he said. This included selecting the Marathon Center for the event, which Steinmetz said provides a good atmosphere; a later check-in time for athletes; and additional awards and recognition, including: Most Inspirational for an athlete who overcame particular adversity to compete; an award recognizing the gym that brings in the most competitors; and an award for the most entertaining evening routine. Steinmetz also hopes to make the Flag City Classic an annual event, with plans to add an expo in an effort to bring fitness-minded people together along with those who enjoy watching a quality competition. The prejudging event is where the athletes’ hard work is officially judged, with each class scored live to determine the placings for the evening finals. Classes will be called out separately and directed through a series of mandatory posing, with emphasis on the technical aspects of the sport. According to Steinmetz, the finals are the most entertaining part of the event, and the portion he most encourages new spectators to watch. During the finals, routines are performed to music and each class is presented with awards. They are then judged again to determine the best of the best and eventual overall winner of each category. Athletes compete in several classes, including traditional bodybuilding, classic physique, men’s physique, women’s physique, figure and bikini. Most athletes prepare for a 12-week period leading up to the contest, Steinmetz said. This includes a strict dietary regimen along with cardiovascular and weight training. Steinmetz said the judges look for a variety of things. Symmetry is based on proportions between the size of the arms, legs, etc.; muscularity is the size and shape of muscles; and conditioning evaluates how lean the athletes are. The overall winners in each category at the Flag City Classic will qualify for professional status, going on to compete for money and prizes in events that include the national championships in November. A drug-free event, Flag City Classic competitors need to pass a urinalysis. Most of the competitors come from Ohio, with athletes also coming from Michigan, Kentucky and North Carolina. Chris Miller, a sports broadcaster on WKXA radio station in Findlay, is among the competitors. Athlete registration runs until the day of the event. Entry fee is $80, crossover fee to compete in other categories is $30, and sign-up is available at www.ngaflagcityclassic.com For more information, contact Steinmetz at 419-799-0714, visit https://marathoncenterarts.org or go to www.ngaflagcityclassic.com/
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PrimeTimers Luncheon 12:00 pm
PrimeTimers Luncheon @ St. John Mennonite Church
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm
The ball-handling talents of ACE Basketball will be the featured entertainment at a PrimeTimers luncheon beginning at noon Tuesday at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora. The meal includes shredded chicken and shredded pork sandwiches, broccoli salad, potato chips, green beans, fruit salad and ice cream sandwiches. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be accepted.
Indoor Box Lacrosse 6:00 pm
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
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Pickleball Clinic 6:00 pm
Pickleball Clinic @ Riverside Park
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting a free pickleball clinic at the new pickleball courts at Riverside Park from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 6. Members from the Flag City Pickleball Club will be available to give instructions and demonstrations. No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided. The courts are located behind fire station 3 on McManness Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will be canceled. For more information, call 419-424-7176.
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Bluffton Recreation Flag Football
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 8 all-day
NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26. Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.
2018 Ultimate Dogpawlooza 10:00 am
2018 Ultimate Dogpawlooza @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County along with the Hancock Park District will present Ultimate Dogpawlooza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. The public can attend for free. Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing will serve as the main event, featuring an artificial lure attached to a line that goes at speeds of up to 40 mph across an open field in a pattern that simulates live prey. The lures are modified to utilize a continuous closed-loop system with variable speed control and reversible direction to accommodate all levels of canine athleticism. It costs $10, cash or credit, to participate in the lure course. For the protection of all dogs, female dogs in heat are not allowed on the premises; dogs must be on a leash at all times unless participating in the lure course; and any aggressive dog will be removed. Cats are not allowed. For a fee, attendees can attempt to drop the dog warden into a dunk tank. There will also be games and an inflatable dog for kids to play on, as well as food and merchandise vendors. Madam Houndini will also be on hand to read dog paws and predict fortunes, along with a variety of dog contests and demonstrations from local law enforcement K-9 units. The event’s proceeds will help the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County care for the animals at the shelter. The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County does not receive financial support from national organizations or tax money, relying instead on community support. Participants and visitors can bring items to pack a LaRiche vehicle to benefit the Humane Society. Wish-list items include bleach, paper towels, dog/cat toys, canned dog/cat food, and dog treats. For a complete wish list or to become a vendor, walk into the Humane Society at 4550 Fostoria Ave., call 419-423-1664 or visit www.hancockhumanesociety.com
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Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour 7:30 am
Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour
Sep 9 @ 7:30 am
Registration is underway for the 48th annual Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour, being held Sunday. Approximately 500 people typically turn out for the ride, with routes ranging from 20 to 100 miles. Event coordinator Paul Craun encourages individuals and families to consider participating in the short 20- or 33-mile routes, which take riders from the starting point at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Recreation Center to Pleasant Grove Church near Bluffton. There, they will be treated to live dulcimer music, a campfire and lots of refreshments. “We’re trying to get local people to come out, sit around a park-like setting, have a nice community campfire with an easy 10-mile ride in, 10 miles out,” Craun said. Anyone who embarks on any of the other routes, which include 50, 68 or 100 miles, will pass by this rest stop, Craun said. Longer routes take riders to Ottawa. Activities begin at the Koehler Center, 1250 N. Main St., from 4-9 p.m. Saturday with packet pickup and vendor displays. A Dietsch’s ice cream social runs from 5-7:30 p.m., and steel drum musician Tim Mattis will perform from 5:30-7:30. Ride-day packet pickup is available from 6:30-9 a.m. Bagels and coffee will be served from 6:15-8:15. Riders will depart at their convenience, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., taking into consideration the lunch and rest stop times for their route. A welcome-back reception will take place from 1-6 p.m. at the Koehler Center, featuring certificate stickers and ride patches, professional sports massages, ice cream and showers. Registration is available at www.hancockhorizontalhundred.com. Call Craun at 419-424-8782 for more information.
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Indoor Box Lacrosse 6:00 pm
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
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Christian Clearing House Chip In For Charity 9:00 am
Christian Clearing House Chip In For Charity @ Sycamore Springs Golf Club
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am
Christian Clearing House will hold a “Chip in for Charity” golf scramble, including a four-person best ball scramble, Sept. 14 at Sycamore Springs Golf Club, Arlington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9. The cost is $80 per person/$320 per team, which includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit Christian Clearing House in its mission to help Hancock County residents in emergency situations. To register or to provide a sponsorship, contact Christian Clearing House at 419-422-2222 or email tstahl@hcchfindlay.org.
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Bluffton Recreation Flag Football
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 15 all-day
NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26. Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.
Miracle League All-Star Celebration 9:00 am
Miracle League All-Star Celebration @ Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am
Findlay has been selected as the host of the inaugural Miracle League All-Star Celebration to be held this weekend at the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park. A total of 90 Miracle League All-Star players from around the U.S. and Canada plus 60 Miracle League directors will participate in this first-time event. Events will begin Friday with a street party/meet and greet for players, families, and directors at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Four All-Star baseball games will be played Saturday at Miracle Park, 3430 N. Main St., beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday evening, an All-Star gala will be held at the Hancock Hotel downtown. Miracle Park, a custom baseball field with a cushioned, rubberized surface, allows players with disabilities to play baseball. Miracle League of Findlay players regularly compete at the park, which opened in 2016 at the Marathon Diamonds. The field features wheelchair- and walker-accessible dugouts and a flat surface that eliminates barriers to players with restricted mobility or visual impairments. Players have disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Rett syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The $1.6 million park, which was paid for entirely by public and private donations, also features an inclusive playground. Miracle Park was expanded this year in preparation for the All-Star weekend. The $200,000 expansion included an additional 2,000 square feet of playground surface for children ages 1 to 4, a pavilion, bleachers, two accessible picnic tables and landscaping.
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“Play Ball!” with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik 6:00 pm
“Play Ball!” with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik @ Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik will host a “Play Ball!” event on Sunday night at the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park. People of all ages can play wiffle ball and enjoy hotdogs and drinks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free. Mihalik is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is supporting an initiative by Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, USA Baseball and USA Softball to provide play opportunities to youth in communities across America and Puerto Rico The initiative focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for children.
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Indoor Box Lacrosse 6:00 pm
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
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Bluffton Recreation Flag Football
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 22 all-day
NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26. Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.
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Indoor Box Lacrosse 6:00 pm
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
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Bluffton Recreation Flag Football
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 29 all-day
NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26. Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.
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