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Findlay YMCA Treadmill-A-Thon 11:30 am
Findlay YMCA Treadmill-A-Thon @ Millstream Art Plaza
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
The YMCA’s annual campaign kicks off today with a Treadmill-A-Thon at the Millstream Art Plaza in downtown Findlay. YMCA enthusiasts will be running a mile each from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to complete a full marathon to show support for the Y. Each runner is accepting pledges to support the cause. Campaign co-chairs Kerry Kirk and Christian Pedersen will also be present to kick off the campaign, this year titled “Your Year, Your Y!” Funds raised allow the Y to be available to everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Contact Jennifer Treece, development director, at jtreece@findlayymca.com or 419-422-4424 for more information.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 1:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
May 1 @ 1:00 pm
Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training will be offered twice in May at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Classes will be offered at 1 p.m. May 1 and at 6 p.m. May 24. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
Night at the Museum 6:00 pm
Night at the Museum @ Bluffton Middle School
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bluffton Middle School will host its annual Night at the Museum from 6-7 p.m. May 1. The event will be held in the middle school gymnasium and cafetorium, and features over 250 projects. Sixth-graders have chosen a country to display and show its culture. Students in seventh grade have chosen a famous person to feature and share why they are remembered, and eighth-graders have chosen a career field to research. All students will dress up to represent their project.
Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You 7:00 pm
Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Tony Award-nominated actor and singer Gavin Creel will be the special guest at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Fundraising Reception at 9 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Dietsch Brothers, 400 W. Main Cross St. The event follows the sold-out 7 p.m. “Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You” performance at the Marathon Center, 200 W. Main Cross St. The Marathon Center said the reception is likely to be a low-key event where attendees have the opportunity to meet Creel, whose stage credits include “The Book of Mormon,” “Hair,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “Hello, Dolly!” Posters will also be sold during the performance to benefit the Marathon Center, with some limited-edition posters signed by Creel. It is not a requirement to see the show to purchase reception tickets, but a reception ticket is not a substitute for a performance ticket, which needed to be purchased separately. Reception tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they will also be sold when the building opens for the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. If you choose to have a reception ticket emailed to you before the show, have it printed out by 5 p.m. May 1. Will call will not be available. All proceeds benefit the Marathon Center Endowment Fund. For more information, visit the Marathon Center website or www.gavincreel.com.
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Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
May 2 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
Transitions 2:00 pm
Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit, along with family and friends. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
Honoring Hancock County’s First Responders 4:00 pm
Honoring Hancock County’s First Responders @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Honoring Hancock County’s First Responders,” from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. The exhibit will showcase items from the history of the Findlay Police Department, Findlay Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Hanco EMS. Discover the changes in personnel and equipment throughout the history of the county’s first responders. Current members of the fire and police departments will be present for the opening. The event is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers, $3 for senior nonmembers and $2 for children nonmembers. All past and present first responders will get free admission.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 2 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Findlay Garden Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Meeting @ Fox Run Manor
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Water gardens, also known as aquatic gardens, will be the subject of a talk by Randy Greeno at the 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Findlay Garden Club at Fox Run Manor, Township Road 145. Water gardens can be defined as any interior or exterior landscape or architectural element whose primary purpose is to house, display or propagate a particular species or variety of aquatic plant. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
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Gardening Program 6:30 pm
Gardening Program @ McComb Public Library
May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Richard and Joanne Ritter will present a gardening program at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. The informational program will include a question and answer period. No registration is necessary.
Donald Trump and the World 7:00 pm
Donald Trump and the World @ Ohio Northern University College of Law small moot courtroom
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Journalist Martin Sieff, who has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, will give a talk on “Donald Trump and the World” at 7 p.m. today in the Ohio Northern University College of Law small moot courtroom. He will also address ONU students at noon today in the College of Law’s large moot court. Topics will include the crisis in North Korea, trade with China, relations with Russia, the prospects for Middle East peace, refugees in Western Europe and illegal immigration in the United States. The events are free.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Brown Bag Lecture — The Journey from the Gulf to Greenville: 1720-1795 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture — The Journey from the Gulf to Greenville: 1720-1795 @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon today. Rusty Cottrel will present a lecture as Chief Black Hoof titled “The Journey from the Gulf to Greenville: 1720-1795.” Cottrel served as a flight instructor and test pilot for the U.S. Navy from 1971-1993. He worked as a senior naval science instructor for 16 years before retiring in 2009. He has portrayed several historical characters and has been interpreting Chief Black Hoof for the past 13 years. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for museum nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a lunch reservation, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
May the 4th Be With You 6:00 pm
May the 4th Be With You @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A “May the 4th Be With You” program will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be crafts and activities for Star Wars Day. Costumes are welcome. No registration is required.
Life Tree Cafe: Hey, Good Lookin’ 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Hey, Good Lookin’ @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Hey, Good Lookin’: A Healthy Approach to Body Image.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
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Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut 7:30 am
Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 5 @ 7:30 am
The Hancock County Humane Society will host the Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut on May 5 at Red Hawk Run golf course. This year marks the eighth annual presentation of the golf classic, with the community dog walk added in 2016. Proceeds help provide programming including the humane society’s spay/neuter clinic and other food and shelter services. Mutt strut registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 2.5-mile walk through the golf course starting at 8. Community members are welcome to walk with or without a dog, and breakfast treats will be provided for both people and pets. Advance mutt-strut registration is $20 per person, day-of registration is $25. Registration for the golf classic begins with coffee and breakfast at 10 a.m., with golfing at 11. A “Yappy Hour” featuring cocktails, beer tastings and appetizers will run from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple or $35 for singles. To register or for more information, contact the humane society at 419-423-1664 or email paula@hancockhumanesociety.com.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning Workshop 9:00 am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning Workshop @ Focus on Friends
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Focus on Friends is holding a two-day workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Planning, an international self-help movement for wellness and recovery, in May. The Findlay nonprofit organization is a recovery center, with a focus on helping those in recovery from mental health issues, addiction or trauma. However, the workshop is not just for people in recovery but is “a program for absolutely anybody who wants to achieve wellness in their life,” said Ellyn Schmiesing, recovery accountability manager at Focus on Friends. The organization’s executive director Wayne Ford will facilitate the workshop. Schmiesing said participants will create their own wellness “toolbox,” and different people might want different tools in their toolbox. They’ll also write down tasks they need to do every couple of days to remain their healthiest, happiest self. Participants are encouraged to share the plan with a trusted friend or family member, who will see the early warning signs if things are not going well. The plan also looks at what to do when experiencing a crisis. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6. Lunch will be provided both days. A $50 fee includes lunch and all materials. To register, call Lisa at Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071. The program was funded through a Trauma-Informed Care Grant from the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and a grant from the Lai Wei-Zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-Mei Fund of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 10:00 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 5 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. An optional jail training will begin at 9:30 a.m. Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Read for L.I.F.E. is looking for volunteers to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. Registration is required by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Spring ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Spring ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase the businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community for the Spring ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 5. The semi-annual event hosted by the Arts Partnership is free to the public. It celebrates commerce and culture, allowing local artists, downtown businesses and restaurants to form a connection that draws spectators downtown to see what Findlay has to offer. Guests may also take advantage of special offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for this event. Opening for the evening is the Findlay Art League’s May show, a juried showcase of Art League member works that will remain open throughout May. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and Kan Du Studio. Performers include the Reunion Band at the Marathon Center at various times throughout the day; magicians Excellent Elizabeth and Terrific Tyler at 5:30 p.m. at the Jones Mansion; and “Fermata the Blue,” Liberty-Benton High School’s a cappella group at 7 p.m. at the Jones Mansion. To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit http://artspartnership.com. Copies of the brochure will be available for pickup at participating event locations. For more information, call 419-422-4624 or visit the Arts Partnership website. Sponsors include First Federal Bank, Taylor Volkswagen, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Eyes on Main, Tall Timbers Industrial Park and Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
Sondheim on Sondheim 7:30 pm
Sondheim on Sondheim @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will present “Sondheim on Sondheim” for the May Day musical. The contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs of Stephen Sondheim from “Into the Woods,” “Company,” “Passion,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “A Little Night Music” and more. Exclusive video footage of Sondheim himself bridges the musical sections, offering insights into his artistic process.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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UF Spring 2017 Graduation
UF Spring 2017 Graduation @ Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
May 6 all-day
The University of Findlay will hold graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Saturday. The graduate ceremony is at 9 a.m. with Adam Hechko, a 2002 graduate and veterinarian, speaking. State Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, will speak at the 3 p.m. undergraduate ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. There are 250 graduates from fall 2016 along with 815 spring and summer graduates, though they may not all be walking on Saturday. The ceremonies will be broadcast live by UFTV on its YouTube channel, UFTV Productions. Livestreaming can also be accessed at www.findlay.edu/commencement. DVDs may be ordered for $30 each by visiting UF’s commencement page. There will also be streaming of Griffith Memorial Arch ceremonies following the commencement exercises via Facebook Live.
Hancock Park District Fish Festival 8:00 am
Hancock Park District Fish Festival @ Lakefront Activity Center at Riverbend Recreation Area
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The 21st annual Hancock Park District Fish Festival will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 in Giertz Lake at the Lakefront Activity Center, Riverbend Recreation Area. The program is to introduce youngsters, 4 to 15 years old accompanied by an adult, to fishing. Trout will be stocked prior to the festival by the state Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Only fishing from the bank will be allowed and children must do the fishing with limited adult assistance. State fishing rules and regulations must be followed and individuals should take home the first five trout they catch. There will be no catch-and-release allowed during the event. Bait will be sold at the event. Along with fishing, there will also be an open interactive boating safety display. In addition to posters and other reading material about Ohio boating laws and safety information, visitors and Fish Festival participants will be able to experience sitting in a canoe and can try on life vests. The event will be held rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather conditions. Names of registered participants will be drawn throughout the morning for random prizes, but participants must be present to win. Besides the state natural resources department, other sponsors include WFIN/WKXA/The Fox and Centennial Screen Printing and Engraving. There is no cost, but registration is required beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Lakefront Activity Center.
Findlay Air Expo 9:00 am
Findlay Air Expo @ City of Findlay Airport
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Findlay Air Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 at the City of Findlay Airport. The free event’s theme is “Honoring Our Aerial Military of Yesterday and Today” and will feature a display of current and former military aircraft. Community exhibits and food vendors will also be on hand. Three continuous, free shuttles will provide transportation from The Cube at 3430 N. Main St., with on-site airport handicap parking available at 1615 Gray St. No other on-site parking will be available that day, although pickup and dropoff is allowed.
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets. There will be flowers, planters, hanging baskets, plant and vegetable starts. Other vendors will have gifts for moms, including silk scarves, photography, hand-sewn items and jewelry, yard art and wind chimes, homemade jams, soaps, oils and jewelry, pottery, homemade doggie treats, painted signs, Amish brooms and homemade laundry detergent. Also for sale will be baked goods, honey and candles, fresh eggs and frozen beef. Eastern Star will provide breakfast sandwiches in the Masonic Lodge on East Tiffin Street, and Tasty Dogs will be available to purchase. The market is sponsored by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, in conjunction with the Fostoria Garden Club Limited and the Review Times. For more information, visit Fostoria Farmers Market on Facebook, or call 419-435-1718.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning Workshop 9:00 am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning Workshop @ Focus on Friends
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Focus on Friends is holding a two-day workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Planning, an international self-help movement for wellness and recovery, in May. The Findlay nonprofit organization is a recovery center, with a focus on helping those in recovery from mental health issues, addiction or trauma. However, the workshop is not just for people in recovery but is “a program for absolutely anybody who wants to achieve wellness in their life,” said Ellyn Schmiesing, recovery accountability manager at Focus on Friends. The organization’s executive director Wayne Ford will facilitate the workshop. Schmiesing said participants will create their own wellness “toolbox,” and different people might want different tools in their toolbox. They’ll also write down tasks they need to do every couple of days to remain their healthiest, happiest self. Participants are encouraged to share the plan with a trusted friend or family member, who will see the early warning signs if things are not going well. The plan also looks at what to do when experiencing a crisis. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6. Lunch will be provided both days. A $50 fee includes lunch and all materials. To register, call Lisa at Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071. The program was funded through a Trauma-Informed Care Grant from the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and a grant from the Lai Wei-Zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-Mei Fund of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show 10:00 am
Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show @ Hardin County Historical Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Toy enthusiasts can head to Hardin County for the fifth annual Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show to buy, sell, and trade toys. The Kenton Toy Collectors Club will be on site to appraise toys. Only vintage toys are allowed and vendor space is available for $25 per table. The Kenton Toy Collectors exist under Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc. to preserve the history of the Kenton Hardware Company and its Kenton Toys, educate its membership and the public, and care for, maintain and expand the museum’s collection.
Mother’s Day Workshop For Kids 10:00 am
Mother’s Day Workshop For Kids @ Fostoria Community Arts Council office
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cheryl Graves will provide a free workshop for elementary school-age children to make Mother’s Day cards and gifts from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 6, in Fostoria Community Arts Council office, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. The program is for children in first through fifth grade. For more information, or reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474. The workshop is funded with a grant from Geary Family Foundation.
Pole Beans Program For Kids 10:00 am
Pole Beans Program For Kids @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 6 @ 10:00 am
A children’s program about pole beans will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the garden at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. A presentation about the beans will be given, including how to set the poles. There will be plants and seeds to place in the ground, and plants to tend which were planted previously. Visitors will be able to lend a helping hand. Participants must be 4 to 18 years old. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves. The free program requires no registration.
Build A Reading Buddy 11:00 am
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
May 6 @ 11:00 am
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
Mount Cory Masonic Lodge Luncheon 11:00 am
Mount Cory Masonic Lodge Luncheon @ Masonic Lodge 418
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A soup and sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Cory Masonic Lodge 418, 16000 Ohio 235, Mount Cory. Soup varieties will include vegetable, chicken noodle, ham and bean and potato. Sandwich offerings include chicken, sloppy joes and hot dogs. Salads and dessert will also be served. Carryout is also available. For more information, call 419-477-5485.
City Mission of Findlay Food Drive 12:00 pm
City Mission of Findlay Food Drive @ City Mission
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
City Mission of Findlay will hold a food drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The top items on the needs list include canned fruit, baked beans, pasta and soup; 55-gallon trash bags, sandwich or quart-size bags, salad dressing, sugar and creamer, coffee, Pam spray and box and instant mashed potatoes. Items can be dropped off behind the mission, located at 510 W. Main Cross St.
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 2:00 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
Sondheim on Sondheim 7:30 pm
Sondheim on Sondheim @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will present “Sondheim on Sondheim” for the May Day musical. The contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs of Stephen Sondheim from “Into the Woods,” “Company,” “Passion,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “A Little Night Music” and more. Exclusive video footage of Sondheim himself bridges the musical sections, offering insights into his artistic process.
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McKinnis Open House: Women at Work 1:00 pm
McKinnis Open House: Women at Work @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house featuring “Women at Work” will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed interpreters — Hancock Park District volunteers — will be doing chores around the house. No registration is necessary for the free, family program.
Love & Praise Concert 2:00 pm
Love & Praise Concert @ Hoytville United Methodist Church
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hoytville Youth and Community Outreach will host a Love & Praise concert at Hoytville United Methodist Church, 19921 E . Church St., from 2-3:30 p.m. May 7. The Hoytville United Methodist Church Chimettes, under the direction of Jane Beck, will be featured, along with performances by area youth and adults from Hoytville, McComb, North Baltimore, Findlay and Van Buren. Special guest Dale Edie will be signing Lee Greenwood’s “The Lord’s Prayer.” This is the 11th year the concert has been held to benefit the community outreach mission, which provides homework help and activities for the children of the community. A freewill offering will be taken, and Dietsch Brothers ice cream will be served.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 5K Run/Walk 2:45 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 7 @ 2:45 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 7 at Riverside Park. Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system. The run/walk will support research and funding to find a cure. The event will include a 5K run, a one-mile fun run and a one-mile walk along the Findlay Heritage Trail and around the park. Registration will be held at the Waterfalls Pavilion. Packets for the 5K run can be picked up from 1-1:45 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up from 1-2 p.m. The fun run/walk will start at 2:45. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. A T-shirt is included if registration is made by Saturday. Participants who register after that day can purchase a T-shirt for $10 while supplies last. Awards will be provided for the top individuals in each age group, as well as the overall male and female runners. For more information including sponsor opportunities, contact liverettfree@gmail.com, Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/liverettfree.
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Every Apron Has a Story 6:00 pm
Every Apron Has a Story @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
May 8 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will offer programs on the history of aprons and journaling in May. As part of the 2017 Women’s Enrichment Series, Becky White-Schooner will present “Every Apron Has a Story” at 6 p.m. May 8. Marianna Hofer will talk about journaling at 6 p.m. May 22. She’ll talk briefly about some writers including Joan Didion, who wrote the essay “On Keeping a Notebook,” then lead the class in some writing exercises. The cost for each program is $15. Contact First Step at 419-435-7300 to register.
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A watercolor painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 8 at the Pandora-Riley Township branch of the Putnam County District Library. Jeanne Beutler will instruct participants on creating an 8-by-10-inch beginner level painting of a butterfly among flowers which can be viewed at www.mypcdl.org. The $10 cost includes all supplies. Registration is required by May 1 by calling 419-384-3232.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
May 8 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Build A Reading Buddy 6:30 pm
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
All-City 6th Grade Orchestra and Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra 7:00 pm
All-City 6th Grade Orchestra and Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay City Schools orchestra program will showcase its students’ string-playing prowess in a series of three shows. The All-City 6th Grade Orchestra will perform with the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium; the FHS Symphony Orchestra will present its Finale Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, also in the auditorium; and the 7th and 8th Grade All-City Orchestra will perform with members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. All three concerts are free and open to the public. The Findlay City Schools orchestra directors are Ken Pressel, David Brax and Anita Schaible. The May 9 show pairs 56 beginning string students with 21 advanced high school musicians. The high school string players tutored the beginning students in March with after-school lessons. The beginning orchestra will perform two musical selections, followed by four musical selections by the FHS Chamber Orchestra, including “Dust in the Wind” and “Day Tripper.” The two groups will combine for two finale selections, “Tribal Voices” and “Orpheus in the Underworld.” The May 15 concert will include 10 musical selections, including two selections the FHS Symphony Orchestra performed at the State Orchestra Contest when it received a superior rating: “Brother James’ Air” and “Folk Songs of the British Isles.” The concert will also include “Disquietude,” a piece composed and directed by FHS senior Austin Hamilton and a piano solo played by FHS senior Ryan Zheng, “Prelude in G Minor (Op. 23, No. 5)” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The May 18 show, “Spirit of America,” will feature seven pieces with an Americana theme, with a short historical commentary to introduce each one. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will serve as the concert’s commentator. The show came about after the Findlay City Schools orchestra program collaborated with the Toledo Symphony to bring nine professional string musicians to Glenwood and Donnell Middle School to work with the students during their spring orchestra classes. Several donors made the program possible, including key sponsor Marathon Petroleum, and the Mariann Dana Younger Fund at the Community Foundation, and the Findlay Music Boosters. For more information about any of the concerts, contact Pressel at 419-429-2300.
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Findlay Area Human Resources Association Meeting 7:30 am
Findlay Area Human Resources Association Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Findlay Area Human Resources Association will hold a half-day legal update from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 10 at Hilton Garden Inn. Eastman & Smith attorneys Tom Dixon and Heidi Hartman will present employment legal information relevant to recent court decisions and will provide a look into the future. Cost is $65 for association members, $75 for nonmembers and $45 for students in transition. Registration should be made by May 5 at https://fahra.mightevent.com/events/event-details.cfm?eventKey=5063
Plein Air Gatherings 9:00 am
Plein Air Gatherings
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled. Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting 7:00 pm
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting @ Table One
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Hardin County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Table One in Kenton. Attendees can come at 6 p.m. to order dinner.
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Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 11 through Oct. 26, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Interested artists should contact Marianna Hofer at studio13girl@gmail.com or call or text 419-788-5044. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Sprouting Hope 5:30 pm
Sprouting Hope @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will hold a program, “Sprouting Hope,” for children ages 6-12 who have lost a loved one, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The program will allow children to come together with their peers to participate in activities that will help them express their feelings and create lasting memories of their loved one. Dinner will be provided. This event is offered through Bridge’s Group STAR (Special Times Always Remembered). RSVP by calling Bridge at 419-423-5351 or emailing bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 11 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Life Tree Cafe: Embracing Change 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Embracing Change @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Embracing Change: Taking the Fear Out of What Comes Next.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
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Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale 9:00 am
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale @ Perennial Plant Peddler
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay’s annual spring plant sale will be held Friday and Saturday at the Perennial Plant Peddler, 8875 Township Road 251. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Club members donate a wide variety of their personal perennials, annuals and vegetable plants to raise funds for activities promoting beautification of the community and improving member gardening skills. Two visible activities managed by the club are the Crystal and Tiffin Avenue triangle gardens. More information about the club and the sale can be found on the club’s Facebook page. For membership information, contact Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org.
HHWP Head Start Open House 1:00 pm
HHWP Head Start Open House @ Findlay Head Start
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HHWP Head Start will hold an ice cream social and open house from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Findlay Head Start building, 545 Winfield Ave. Activities will include carnival games and prizes and a visit from the Findlay Fire Department. Dietsch Brothers ice cream will be served. Parents wishing to register their children in the Head Start program should bring verification of date of birth, family income and immunization records, if available. If the family is homeless or living with family or friends due to lack of their own home, receiving TANF (OWF) or SSI, or if the child is a foster child, the student is eligible without further proof of income. Head Start takes applications year-round. Call Bailey Gearing at 419-423-3147, ext. 209, to schedule an appointment or to receive an application in the mail.
2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County 6:00 pm
2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County @ Findlay High School’s Cooper Field
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 am
The 2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County runs from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Findlay High School’s Cooper Field, 1200 Broad Ave. This year will see the combined efforts of community members and Findlay High School students. Opening ceremonies will be followed by the survivors’ and caregivers’ laps. There will also be a luminaria ceremony. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser which raises money for cancer research and local programs and services. Visit RelayForLife.org/Hanco or call 888-227-6446, ext. 5216, for more information.
Scotland Road 7:30 pm
Scotland Road @ The Ritz Theatre
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Ritz Players will present a chilly mystery for the month of May. In 1990, an Icelandic fishing boat spots a young woman floating on an iceberg. Dressed in 19th century attire, she utters only one word: “Titanic.” The main clue for discovering the woman’s identity points toward an enigmatic place called “Scotland Road.” By play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the characters’ identities have been questioned and a shared secret is revealed.
Looking 8:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the office at 419-422-2222 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House. The nonprofit organization helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent and utility payments, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Feed-A-Child 5K Run/Walk 8:00 am
Feed-A-Child 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 13 @ 8:00 am
Harvest Time International Ministries Church will host a Feed-A-Child 5K run/walk May 13 at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9. Cost is $25 per person, and those entering before April 28 will receive a race T-shirt. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the coinciding USPS Stamp Out Hunger event. The Feed-A-Child program distributes six easy-to-make weekend meals on Friday afternoons during the school year for children in grades K-5 in Findlay City, Cory-Rawson, Van Buren and Blanchard Valley schools. These meals are provided to families who have identified a need for supplemental meals over the weekend. There are 815 children receiving meals through this program during the 2016-17 school year. Feed-A-Child is coordinated by the Findlay Family YMCA. Food is purchased at a discount and packaged at West Ohio Food Bank. It is delivered with assistance from many volunteers from the community and various departments from Marathon Petroleum Corp., Ohio Logistics and Garner Trucking. Race sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org or 419-423-1432. Over the course of its 24-year history, the United States Post Office’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive has collected 1.5 billion pounds of food. This year in Findlay, the food drive, overseen by the local USPS AFL-CIO chapter, will enlist United Way of Hancock County’s help with coordinating volunteers. Up to 30 volunteers and volunteers with about 15 vehicles will be needed to assist the drivers with collecting donations throughout the city. To volunteer, register with United Way of Hancock County at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/stamp-out-hunger. To donate food for the drive, leave nonperishable items in a plastic or paper bag by the home’s mailbox by 8 a.m. May 13. Letter carriers and volunteers will pick up the items. Donations can also be dropped off in the back parking lot of Great Scot on West Main Cross Street on this same date from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Archery for Beginners 8:30 am
Archery for Beginners @ Dold Lake at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
An “Archery for Beginners” program, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will be held Saturday at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Certified instructors will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. with 9- to 11-year-olds, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for 12- to 14-year-olds. Equipment will be provided. Each session will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 individuals. Registration is $10 per person and must be made by 3 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office.
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Wal-Mart
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The fund drive will move to the Wal-Mart at 1161 Trenton Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on May 20. Net proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a Rose of Sharon flower, the national flower of South Korea. Children will receive a miniature American flag. The fund drive started in 2002 and has provided 64 scholarships totaling $32,000. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call chapter secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets. There will be flowers, planters, hanging baskets, plant and vegetable starts. Other vendors will have gifts for moms, including silk scarves, photography, hand-sewn items and jewelry, yard art and wind chimes, homemade jams, soaps, oils and jewelry, pottery, homemade doggie treats, painted signs, Amish brooms and homemade laundry detergent. Also for sale will be baked goods, honey and candles, fresh eggs and frozen beef. Eastern Star will provide breakfast sandwiches in the Masonic Lodge on East Tiffin Street, and Tasty Dogs will be available to purchase. The market is sponsored by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, in conjunction with the Fostoria Garden Club Limited and the Review Times. For more information, visit Fostoria Farmers Market on Facebook, or call 419-435-1718.
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale 9:00 am
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale @ Perennial Plant Peddler
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay’s annual spring plant sale will be held Friday and Saturday at the Perennial Plant Peddler, 8875 Township Road 251. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Club members donate a wide variety of their personal perennials, annuals and vegetable plants to raise funds for activities promoting beautification of the community and improving member gardening skills. Two visible activities managed by the club are the Crystal and Tiffin Avenue triangle gardens. More information about the club and the sale can be found on the club’s Facebook page. For membership information, contact Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org.
Mount Blanchard Cleanup Day 9:00 am
Mount Blanchard Cleanup Day @ Mount Blanchard
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Youth groups from sports teams, church groups and civic and academic organizations are being sought to help Saturday’s Mount Blanchard cleanup day. Groups will be working from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided at noon. Jobs will include putting down mulch, planting trees and flowers, painting, picking up litter and cleaning the streets. At the parks, groups will rake leaves, clean up debris, paint and complete work needed at the pool. Contact Jackie Porcello at 419-306-3073 to sign up or for more information.
Findlay Police Department Bike Rodeo 10:00 am
Findlay Police Department Bike Rodeo @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Findlay Police Department’s “Bikes, Books and Badges” program will be hosting a bicycle rodeo geared at teaching area youths safe cycling skills from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky Street. The free event is open to any Hancock County youth in third to sixth grades. Participants should bring their bike and a helmet if they have one. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event will feature obstacle courses, education stations, food, prizes and entertainment. Free bike helmets will be provided to those who need them, and bike licenses will also be provided at no charge to children residing in Findlay.
Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet 4:30 pm
Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet @ Riverdale High School
May 13 @ 4:30 pm
The 61st and final Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet will be held May 13 at Riverdale School. A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the banquet at 5:30. A pot roast dinner will be served by Special Occasions Catering, Upper Sandusky. The classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962, the last class to graduate from Mount Blanchard High School, will be recognized. For reservations, contact Rosalee Brokosky Horn at 419-458-4734 by May 1.
Scotland Road 7:30 pm
Scotland Road @ The Ritz Theatre
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Ritz Players will present a chilly mystery for the month of May. In 1990, an Icelandic fishing boat spots a young woman floating on an iceberg. Dressed in 19th century attire, she utters only one word: “Titanic.” The main clue for discovering the woman’s identity points toward an enigmatic place called “Scotland Road.” By play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the characters’ identities have been questioned and a shared secret is revealed.
Looking 8:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
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Summer Blooms of Ohio 1:00 pm
Summer Blooms of Ohio @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house on “Summer Blooms of Ohio” will be held from 1-4 p.m. May 14 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be a guided, hour-long leisurely hike at 2 p.m. to view the flowers. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, contact the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Scotland Road 2:00 pm
Scotland Road @ The Ritz Theatre
May 14 @ 2:00 pm
The Ritz Players will present a chilly mystery for the month of May. In 1990, an Icelandic fishing boat spots a young woman floating on an iceberg. Dressed in 19th century attire, she utters only one word: “Titanic.” The main clue for discovering the woman’s identity points toward an enigmatic place called “Scotland Road.” By play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the characters’ identities have been questioned and a shared secret is revealed.
Looking 5:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
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Black Swamp Golf Classic
Black Swamp Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club and Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 15 all-day
One of the city’s premier golf events will return for its 18th year this month, with proceeds supporting the health and wellness of area children. The Black Swamp Golf Classic has raised $1.7 million since its inception and has grown to the point that a second day of golf needed to be added. The main four-person scramble, featuring two separate flights May 16 at Red Hawk Run, has sold out, but space is still available for a May 15 event at the Findlay Country Club. Registration can be made at blackswampclassic.org. Programs being supported this year are the Findlay and Putnam County YMCAs’ childhood obesity prevention initiatives and the Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The latter is a foundation near and dear to five-year committee member Andrea Kramer’s heart, as it was established when her 4-year-old nephew, Braden, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. Braden is now 6 years old and still gets cancer treatments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Last year alone, the Black Swamp Golf Classic raised $55,000 for the foundation. The organization donated about $35,000 to Cancer Patient Services and recently donated $7,000 to the family of Elise Billmaier, a Findlay High School senior with acute leukemia. Kramer said when awarding money raised through the foundation, it is members’ hope that a parent of a young cancer patient could afford to take a year off work, perhaps, or use the funds to sanitize their home for the protection of their child. This year, Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a brand new Jeep Cherokee Sport to be raffled for the cause. Tickets sell for $100, and only 300 tickets will be sold. Kramer said if desired, the winner can trade the Jeep for $20,000 toward any vehicle on the dealership’s lot. Tickets are available to golfers and nongolfers alike and can be purchased through the Black Swamp Golf Classic’s website or through a link on its Facebook page.
Things with Wings 10:00 am
Things with Wings @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program about “Things with Wings,” presented by Hancock Park District staff, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program is offered each time. The program is for toddlers 3 years and under accompanied by an adult, but siblings may attend. There will be a story, a craft and exploration of the Discovery Center. The free program requires no registration.
Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service 6:00 pm
Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service @ Fraternal Order of Police Memorial
May 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 20 will hold its annual Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service for its fallen police officers. The service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the FOP Memorial at 1769 Romick Parkway. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the St. Michael’s School auditorium at 750 Bright Rd. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Frank Ruffatto, executive director of Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. The Toledo Pipe and Drum will also perform. This event is open to the public.
Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus Guest Night 7:15 pm
Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus Guest Night @ Wesley United Methodist Church
May 15 @ 7:15 pm
The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus, a barbershop chorus with members from towns throughout northwest Ohio, will hold a guest night at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria. Anyone interested in learning to sing barbershop harmony or wishing to listen to learn more about it is welcome to attend and participate in some vocal warm-ups. There is no age limit — just a desire to sing.
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Black Swamp Golf Classic
Black Swamp Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club and Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 16 all-day
One of the city’s premier golf events will return for its 18th year this month, with proceeds supporting the health and wellness of area children. The Black Swamp Golf Classic has raised $1.7 million since its inception and has grown to the point that a second day of golf needed to be added. The main four-person scramble, featuring two separate flights May 16 at Red Hawk Run, has sold out, but space is still available for a May 15 event at the Findlay Country Club. Registration can be made at blackswampclassic.org. Programs being supported this year are the Findlay and Putnam County YMCAs’ childhood obesity prevention initiatives and the Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The latter is a foundation near and dear to five-year committee member Andrea Kramer’s heart, as it was established when her 4-year-old nephew, Braden, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. Braden is now 6 years old and still gets cancer treatments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Last year alone, the Black Swamp Golf Classic raised $55,000 for the foundation. The organization donated about $35,000 to Cancer Patient Services and recently donated $7,000 to the family of Elise Billmaier, a Findlay High School senior with acute leukemia. Kramer said when awarding money raised through the foundation, it is members’ hope that a parent of a young cancer patient could afford to take a year off work, perhaps, or use the funds to sanitize their home for the protection of their child. This year, Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a brand new Jeep Cherokee Sport to be raffled for the cause. Tickets sell for $100, and only 300 tickets will be sold. Kramer said if desired, the winner can trade the Jeep for $20,000 toward any vehicle on the dealership’s lot. Tickets are available to golfers and nongolfers alike and can be purchased through the Black Swamp Golf Classic’s website or through a link on its Facebook page.
Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
May 16 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
Forest Fiber Fanatics 1:00 pm
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday. Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Health Care Seminar 6:00 pm
Health Care Seminar @ Holiday Inn Express
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
With health care spending projected to grow 5.8 percent annually, health care costs remain the largest threat to retirement savings. Citizens National Bank will sponsor a free seminar to help people understand what to do. Deborah Boisselle, vice president of investments with Citizens Wealth Management Group, will speak at 6 p.m. May 16 at Holiday Inn Express, 941 Interstate Drive. Boisselle will discuss: Coverage options including Medicare. Health care costs in retirement. Steps people can take to develop a plan. Boisselle has worked in the financial services industry since 1985 and has worked for LPL Financial, a financial services firm, since 1996. Citizens National Bank partners with it to offer wealth management and investment services to clients. Registration for the seminar is free, but an RSVP is required. Call 419-358-0937 or email kimberly.swank@lpl.com by Friday. To learn more, visit https://cnbohio.com/investments/
Viewing Mercury 6:00 pm
Viewing Mercury @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
A program about “Viewing Mercury” will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Mercury will reach its greatest western elongation from the sun during the week, which means the planet will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. The planet can be easily viewed low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. The Hancock Park District’s planetarium will present the evening program for viewing Mercury up close. The family program is free, but with limited space inside the inflatable planetarium, registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 15. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 individuals. Call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
McComb High School Academic Honors Program 7:00 pm
McComb High School Academic Honors Program @ McComb High School
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
McComb High School will hold its Academic Honors Program at 7 p.m. May 16 in the auditorium. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher will receive plaques. The program also will include student talent, a speaker and recognition of scholars.
Transition Bluffton Launch Party 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton Launch Party @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Bluffton is having a launch party, an idea-raising event with cake. The event celebrates the creation of Transition Bluffton, an organization that is bringing people together to build sustainability inside the village and beyond. The party will also serve as a brainstorming session for future events and projects. It will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. To learn more about Transition Bluffton and view the calendar of events, visit TransitionBluffton.org.
Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Extravabandza @ Allen P. Dudley Memorial Bandshell
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City School Band department will present its spring “Extravabandza” concert on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Bandshell at Riverside Park, weather permitting. The show is free and open to the public, featuring a variety of music and styles tailored to audiences of all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be at Findlay High School’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium. Location updates will be made on the Findlay City Schools’ website and through local media outlets. The Findlay High School Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band will perform at the show. Combined bands will play for the concert’s conclusion. The FHS Jazz Band opens the concert with selections including “Autumn Leaves” and the 1950s hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” The percussion ensemble will follow with two pieces, including “Mosaics” by Jared Spears. Next, the Concert Band will perform three selections, including “March for Freedom” by Steve Hodges and “Wind River Overture” by Bruce Pearson. The Symphonic Band will perform “Eire” by Melanie Donahue, “Lanterns in the Sky” by Rob Romeyn, and selections from “Hamilton,” the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Symphonic Band received straight Superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District Large Group and an Excellent rating at State. At these adjudicated events, each participating band also must sight-read a piece for an adjudicator. “Lanterns in the Sky” was the sight-reading selection the Symphonic Band performed at the OMEA State Contest. The final portion of the concert will feature the combined members of the Findlay High School Concert and Symphonic Bands. This portion will open with “Shore to Shore,” a march incorporating two well-known sailing songs, “Blow, Ye Winds, Blow” and “Leave Her No More.” Next, the band will perform “Yesterday,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. The concert will conclude with “A Disneyland Celebration,” including Disney songs like “Fantasmic,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “It’s a Small World,” “Be Our Guest,” and the “Mickey Mouse March.” This will be presented in anticipation of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band’s upcoming performance at Disney World. At the concert, the band will also publicly recognize senior band members and band department award recipients. The Findlay High School band directors are Dan Wilson, Michael Springer, and Brian Sheehe. For additional information, contact Wilson, director of bands, at dwilson@fcs.org
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Plein Air Gatherings 9:00 am
Plein Air Gatherings
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled. Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Community Health Fair 10:00 am
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Community Health Fair @ Stacy’s Place
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and the Fostoria Area Health Ministry will host the 15th annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Drive, Fostoria. This event is free and open to the public. Blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, skin damage and body fat analysis screenings will be available, as will information from over 50 vendors on financial planning, long-term care and the services available through ProMedica and other agencies.
Monarch Butterflies 6:00 pm
Monarch Butterflies @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
A program about monarch butterflies, presented by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Over the past decade, the monarch population has plummeted to an unprecedented low. Free milkweed seeds will be available. The free, family program is recommended for youngsters at least 7 years old. Registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Monday. The program will be held with a minimum of two and maximum of 100 individuals.
Ohio Republican Party State Chairman Speech 7:00 pm
Ohio Republican Party State Chairman Speech @ Putnam County Educational Service Center
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Ohio Republican Party State Chairman Jane Timken will speak at 7 p.m. May 17 at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, 124 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa. Following her speech, a reception will be held to give people an opportunity to meet Timken. The event is free. Those who plan to attend are being asked to RSVP by visiting the Putnam County Ohio Republican Party website at www.putnamrepublicanparty.org.
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A Dog’s Purpose 1:00 pm
A Dog’s Purpose @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – May 19 @ 8:45 pm
The movie “A Dog’s Purpose” will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday in Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. The evening movie lasts until 8:40 p.m. Admission is $1 per person which includes a popcorn and a drink. For more information, contact the library at 419-273-2400.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 11 through Oct. 26, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Interested artists should contact Marianna Hofer at studio13girl@gmail.com or call or text 419-788-5044. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinic 6:00 pm
Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinic @ Firestine Park
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Recreation Department will host a disc golf clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Firestine Park, 900 Fifth St. Participants can learn how to play disc golf at the nine-hole disc golf course. The event is free, and equipment will be provided. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 419-424-7176.
50 North Spring Fashion Show 6:30 pm
50 North Spring Fashion Show @ 50 North
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
50 North will host a girls night out spring fashion show at 6:30 p.m. May 18, featuring an evening of summer fashions by CJ Banks and Christopher & Banks. Registration and a $7 fee are required by Monday.
Looking 8:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
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O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree
O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Allen County is revving up for the 32nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree. Contestants will test their driving skills in obstacle courses, a mud pit, UTV races, burnout contests and more. Camping spots will be available on site, and those who want to register their four-wheel drive vehicles into the event can call 317-236-6515 or visit the website. Registration is $70 until May 12, then $90 at the event. Participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores have adult tickets at $18 per day. Online and at-the-gate adult tickets are $20 per day, $10 per day for kids 3-12, and free for younger kids. RV spots are $50, $20 for tents and covers a minimum two-night stay and four people. Registration and tech inspection starts 8 a.m. each day. The public can enter at 10 a.m. May 19, and 9 a.m. the following days. The final May 19 event starts at 6 p.m., the final May 20 event is 6:30 p.m., and the last May 21 event is 3:30 p.m.
Findlay Armed Forces Day Show 7:00 am
Findlay Armed Forces Day Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Four people will be honored this weekend as part of the 30th annual Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Findlay Military Association at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Hours for the three-day event are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Parking is free. Enter at Gate C off Fishlock Avenue. Sgt. Michael A. Arlt of the U.S. Marine Corps will be honored as Hancock County “Military Person of the Year.” Three others will be recognized as “Veteran of the Year,” including Army Sgt. Frederick M. Makrancy, Marine Cpl. Warren P. Bean Jr., and Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer Thomas L. Wells. Armed Forces Day events will also include helicopter flight demonstrations, living history displays, musical performances, military vehicles, and re-enactment performances. The show will honor all veterans and eras, especially Vietnam War veterans, including those who were prisoners of war and missing in action, to recognize the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement there. An American Huey 369 helicopter, based in Peru, Indiana, will be at the fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Friday and 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Memberships will be available to purchase, which will provide members a ride in the chopper. Military vehicles and weapons displayed will be presented by the Marlboro Volunteers, the Ohio Motorpool and the Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors. There will also be a military memorabilia and vehicle parts swap meet and sale. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event, and camping is available. Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, beginning at 10:15 a.m. A military service pass and review will held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Military vehicles will start at the East Sandusky Street entrance and be driven down the fairgrounds midway. There will be a display of military vehicles and weapons, and war re-enactments. A GI breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Building D and serving will continue until the food is gone. Col. Rodney D. “Chip” Tansill, U.S. Army retired, will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Tansill was named director of the state Department of Veteran Services in September 2015 by Gov. John Kasich. Following the breakfast, the veterans recognition and awards program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $6 and tickets are available at the door. Show admission is not included with the breakfast ticket. For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit www.findlaymilitaryshow.org
City Mission Golf Outing 9:00 am
City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 19 @ 9:00 am
City Mission’s third annual golf outing will be held May 19 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team and sponsorship registration are available at www.findlaymission.org or by emailing Joy Barger at joybarger@findlaymission.org.
Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle 6:00 pm
Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle @ St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Participants of Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle will meet from 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road. David Isaiah will lead the group in worship. If the weather is good, participants will walk in Findlay. The inaugural meeting was held in conjunction with the prayer kickoff for the Backyard Mission Trip in April. The idea involves walking and praying for each household as you pass.
The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s 6:30 pm
The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“The Amazing Race” will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, with team games held around the church, 120 W. Sandusky St. The all-ages event will also include ice cream.
A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source 7:00 pm
A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source @ Ritz Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A community forum, “A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source,” will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ritz Auditorium, in Old Main at the University of Findlay. Making presentations will be Matt Stolick, professor of philosophy at the university; John Toupalik, a Findlay inventor; and Terry Cook, of Findlay, creator of topcatplan.com. The program is free and open to the public.
Classic Movie Night — “The Adventures of Robin Hood” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night — “The Adventures of Robin Hood” @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. this evening with a screening of “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” The film, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland, won three Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture in 1939. Refreshments will be provided. Classic Movie Night is free and open to the public. This month’s film is sponsored by the Gleaner Life Insurance Society — Flag City Arbor.
Looking 8:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons 10:00 pm
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons @ Yucatan Findlay
May 19 @ 10:00 pm
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons will bring their brand of Americana rock ‘n’ roll to the Yucatan Findlay, 1851 Tiffin Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday, May 19. Admission is $5. The Columbus-based band was recently voted the No. 1 local band in Columbus Alive’s 2017 Readers’ Poll. Its sound combines electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy psychedelia. The band is touring in support of its second album, “Homemade Vision,” released in 2016. Like the band’s debut, “Hey Kid” — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — “Homemade Vision” was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, brought to life by a group of roots-rock musicians who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, “Homemade Vision” builds a sound where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula intersect. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. For more information, call the Yucatan Findlay at 419-425-1965 or visit www.angelaperley.com.
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Findlay Armed Forces Day Show 7:00 am
Findlay Armed Forces Day Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Four people will be honored this weekend as part of the 30th annual Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Findlay Military Association at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Hours for the three-day event are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Parking is free. Enter at Gate C off Fishlock Avenue. Sgt. Michael A. Arlt of the U.S. Marine Corps will be honored as Hancock County “Military Person of the Year.” Three others will be recognized as “Veteran of the Year,” including Army Sgt. Frederick M. Makrancy, Marine Cpl. Warren P. Bean Jr., and Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer Thomas L. Wells. Armed Forces Day events will also include helicopter flight demonstrations, living history displays, musical performances, military vehicles, and re-enactment performances. The show will honor all veterans and eras, especially Vietnam War veterans, including those who were prisoners of war and missing in action, to recognize the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement there. An American Huey 369 helicopter, based in Peru, Indiana, will be at the fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Friday and 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Memberships will be available to purchase, which will provide members a ride in the chopper. Military vehicles and weapons displayed will be presented by the Marlboro Volunteers, the Ohio Motorpool and the Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors. There will also be a military memorabilia and vehicle parts swap meet and sale. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event, and camping is available. Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, beginning at 10:15 a.m. A military service pass and review will held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Military vehicles will start at the East Sandusky Street entrance and be driven down the fairgrounds midway. There will be a display of military vehicles and weapons, and war re-enactments. A GI breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Building D and serving will continue until the food is gone. Col. Rodney D. “Chip” Tansill, U.S. Army retired, will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Tansill was named director of the state Department of Veteran Services in September 2015 by Gov. John Kasich. Following the breakfast, the veterans recognition and awards program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $6 and tickets are available at the door. Show admission is not included with the breakfast ticket. For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit www.findlaymilitaryshow.org
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Wal-Mart
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The fund drive will move to the Wal-Mart at 1161 Trenton Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on May 20. Net proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a Rose of Sharon flower, the national flower of South Korea. Children will receive a miniature American flag. The fund drive started in 2002 and has provided 64 scholarships totaling $32,000. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call chapter secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets. There will be flowers, planters, hanging baskets, plant and vegetable starts. Other vendors will have gifts for moms, including silk scarves, photography, hand-sewn items and jewelry, yard art and wind chimes, homemade jams, soaps, oils and jewelry, pottery, homemade doggie treats, painted signs, Amish brooms and homemade laundry detergent. Also for sale will be baked goods, honey and candles, fresh eggs and frozen beef. Eastern Star will provide breakfast sandwiches in the Masonic Lodge on East Tiffin Street, and Tasty Dogs will be available to purchase. The market is sponsored by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, in conjunction with the Fostoria Garden Club Limited and the Review Times. For more information, visit Fostoria Farmers Market on Facebook, or call 419-435-1718.
Mount Blanchard Gun Club Youth Fun Day 9:00 am
Mount Blanchard Gun Club Youth Fun Day @ Mount Blanchard Gun Club
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Gun Club will hold a youth fun day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. Activities will include range and firearms safety. Firearms, targets and ammunition will be provided, or participants can bring their own gun. Clay target shooting and .22-caliber rifle shooting will also be offered. No experience is needed. Lunch is provided. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted. The event is open to all school-age students. The gun club is located at 21655 Hancock County 186, Mount Blanchard. For more information, call 419-273-5057.
Boy Scout Troop 342 Car Wash 10:00 am
Boy Scout Troop 342 Car Wash @ O’Reilly Auto Parts
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 342, sponsored by Zion United Methodist Church, will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 540 Tiffin Ave. The Scouts are raising money for a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to see a Civil War re-enactment.
Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk 10:00 am
Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County will host the seventh Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at Riverside Park in Findlay. Teams and individuals can choose from two separate events: the traditional walk to raise awareness within the community about mental illness, or a 5K colored fun walk/run in which participants travel through nontoxic powder intended to leave them “colorful and happy.” The event also includes a kid zone with bounce house, clowns, balloons and face painting. Dogs are welcome. Post-event festivities will include music provided by Time Warp DJ and opening of Zumba from ZPulse. Color Me Happy is intended to support the many individuals and families affected by mental illness. An estimated 1 in 4 families in the United States has a member with mental illness, and as many as 14,860 residents of Hancock County could be diagnosed with serious brain disorders in their lifetime, NAMI reports. The run/walk is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the park band shell, with registration starting at 9. Rex Howard will serve as master of ceremonies at an opening ceremony, also scheduled for 9 a.m. The walk committee has set a fundraising goal of $40,000. NAMI is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status and funds raised provide education, support and advocacy services for Hancock County residents. Services provided at no charge to clients include: Peer-to-Peer, a 10-week class offered to people diagnosed with a mental illness who are interested in learning how to establish and maintain wellness; Family-to-Family, a 12-week class for family members and other loved ones of people diagnosed with mental illness; a support group which meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at ADAMHS Board; and KidShop, which meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at Jacobs Elementary School. Online registration is available at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11472/nami-color-me-happy-walk-5k .
Litzenberg Photography Hike 10:00 am
Litzenberg Photography Hike @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A photography hike will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The leisurely hike will include stops to take pictures. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 10 years old. Registration is required by 3 p.m. Friday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 individuals.
Millstream Wood Carvers Show 10:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Show @ Millstream Wood Carvers Show
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Several artists will display their works at the Millstream Wood Carvers Show. Some artists will be carving their works on site, and others will be creating works of pyrography, which involves decorating wood with controlled burn applications. Food will be available.
Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament 10:00 am
Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament @ Riverbend Recreation Area
May 20 @ 10:00 am
A spring disc golf tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Riverbend Recreation Area. The “back to the basics two-disc challenge” will allow participants to select their two most versatile discs for use during the two rounds. Registration is $20 per person and may be made the day of the tournament. There will be an optional “ace” fund of $2 per person. An individual throwing a hole-in-one wins the pot. A post-event “throw off” will be held if no one wins the fund. There will be a one-hour lunch break between rounds. The family event requires children to be accompanied by a participating adult On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. in Shelter 5 at the park, with a players meeting at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Hugh Bockbrader, 419-304-2177, or via email: Hugh@laserperfection.net
Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Build A Reading Buddy 11:00 am
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
May 20 @ 11:00 am
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
Gospel Singing at the Gazebo 12:00 pm
Gospel Singing at the Gazebo
May 20 @ 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel Singing at the Gazebo at noon May 20 in downtown Carey, 141 E. Findlay St. Performers include Chuck Kennedy, Jimmy Potridge and Heartsong. Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. Call Mark Glick at for more information.
Cinco de Mayo at Black Heritage Library 1:00 pm
Cinco de Mayo at Black Heritage Library @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the center, located at 817 Harmon St. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican culture, including food, music and customs. Entertainment will be provided by the dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas (Folkloric Ballet with a Mexican Image), and the day’s activities are free and open to all ages. For more details, call 419-423-4954 or visit blackheritagecenter.org.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet
May 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet on May 20, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Food is available by donation. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information.
Movie Magic 7:00 pm
Movie Magic @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers will perform the music of pirates, princesses and Mary Poppins when they present “Movie Magic” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St. Admission to the concert is free, and a freewill offering will be taken. The Old Millstream Ringers is a community-based English handbell choir formed in 2000 by director Martha Avery. Avery and co-director Gail Malloy are both retired music educators and, collectively, the members have been ringing handbells for more than 300 years. The ensemble performs a variety of music from sacred to secular and Broadway to Disney. In addition to public concerts, the group also participates in handbell festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America, as well as performing for weddings, seasonal concerts, banquets and other occasions in Findlay and the surrounding area. For more information about the Old Millstream Ringers, or to book a performance, contact Avery at 419-859-2410 or Malloy at 419-424-1751.
Scotland Road 7:30 pm
Scotland Road @ The Ritz Theatre
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Ritz Players will present a chilly mystery for the month of May. In 1990, an Icelandic fishing boat spots a young woman floating on an iceberg. Dressed in 19th century attire, she utters only one word: “Titanic.” The main clue for discovering the woman’s identity points toward an enigmatic place called “Scotland Road.” By play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the characters’ identities have been questioned and a shared secret is revealed.
Looking 8:00 pm
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
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Findlay Armed Forces Day Show 7:00 am
Findlay Armed Forces Day Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 21 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Four people will be honored this weekend as part of the 30th annual Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Findlay Military Association at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Hours for the three-day event are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Parking is free. Enter at Gate C off Fishlock Avenue. Sgt. Michael A. Arlt of the U.S. Marine Corps will be honored as Hancock County “Military Person of the Year.” Three others will be recognized as “Veteran of the Year,” including Army Sgt. Frederick M. Makrancy, Marine Cpl. Warren P. Bean Jr., and Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer Thomas L. Wells. Armed Forces Day events will also include helicopter flight demonstrations, living history displays, musical performances, military vehicles, and re-enactment performances. The show will honor all veterans and eras, especially Vietnam War veterans, including those who were prisoners of war and missing in action, to recognize the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement there. An American Huey 369 helicopter, based in Peru, Indiana, will be at the fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Friday and 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Memberships will be available to purchase, which will provide members a ride in the chopper. Military vehicles and weapons displayed will be presented by the Marlboro Volunteers, the Ohio Motorpool and the Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors. There will also be a military memorabilia and vehicle parts swap meet and sale. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event, and camping is available. Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, beginning at 10:15 a.m. A military service pass and review will held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Military vehicles will start at the East Sandusky Street entrance and be driven down the fairgrounds midway. There will be a display of military vehicles and weapons, and war re-enactments. A GI breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Building D and serving will continue until the food is gone. Col. Rodney D. “Chip” Tansill, U.S. Army retired, will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Tansill was named director of the state Department of Veteran Services in September 2015 by Gov. John Kasich. Following the breakfast, the veterans recognition and awards program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $6 and tickets are available at the door. Show admission is not included with the breakfast ticket. For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit www.findlaymilitaryshow.org
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Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
May 22 @ 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. The day begins with the business meeting, along with show and tell. Deb Sendelbach will lead quilters in the second part of completing a tote bag with a pinwheel on the front. Questions on programs may be directed to Beverly McClarren at 419-348-2644. Call Tina Wood at 419-348-4247 with questions about the club.
Concordia Lutheran Young Adult Class: Slavery 6:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Young Adult Class: Slavery @ Concordia Lutheran Church
May 22 @ 6:00 pm
At 6 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Matt Shive will conduct his young adult class on the topic of “Slavery,” asking what Scripture says on the matter and what a faithful witness is to it. The class is open to all area young adults. The church is handicap accessible at the north entrance. Additional information is available at www.concordiafindlay.com.
First Step Journaling Program 6:00 pm
First Step Journaling Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
May 22 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will offer programs on the history of aprons and journaling in May. As part of the 2017 Women’s Enrichment Series, Becky White-Schooner will present “Every Apron Has a Story” at 6 p.m. May 8. Marianna Hofer will talk about journaling at 6 p.m. May 22. She’ll talk briefly about some writers including Joan Didion, who wrote the essay “On Keeping a Notebook,” then lead the class in some writing exercises. The cost for each program is $15. Contact First Step at 419-435-7300 to register.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
May 22 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
LODESTAR — Guiding Angels for the Blind Presentation 7:00 pm
LODESTAR — Guiding Angels for the Blind Presentation @ First Presbyterian Church
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
At 7 p.m. Monday, the Stephen Ministry will host an open presentation by Melissa Weaver Schroeder from LODESTAR — Guiding Angels for the Blind. Weaver Schroeder will speak about the program that provides support for children who are blind and visually impaired through the use of guide dogs. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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Republican Women of Hancock County Meeting 11:30 am
Republican Women of Hancock County Meeting @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 23 @ 11:30 am
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. The program will be presented by the Hancock County Commissioners’ Office. Lunch will be provided by Bistro on Main. For reservations, call 419-348-3354 or email RepWomenHC32@gmail.com.
Library Teen Exam Cram 5:00 pm
Library Teen Exam Cram @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a “teen exam cram” on May 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. Young adults are invited to bring books and friends to prepare for exams. Study groups are welcome. Snacks will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Spring into Summer Kids Party 6:30 pm
Spring into Summer Kids Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A kids’ “Spring into Summer” party will be held in the basement of Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats. For more information, contact Jane at 419-299-3690.
Puccini and His Tragic Women 7:00 pm
Puccini and His Tragic Women @ First Lutheran Church
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Micheal Anders, retired University of Findlay faculty, will present a program titled “Puccini and His Tragic Women” at the OWLS (seniors) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a potluck beginning at 6. All ages are welcome.
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Plein Air Gatherings 9:00 am
Plein Air Gatherings
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled. Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training will be offered twice in May at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Classes will be offered at 1 p.m. May 1 and at 6 p.m. May 24. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
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Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD 11:00 am
Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
An Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD (Northwest Regional Library System) will be held at two of the Putnam County District Library branches this month. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 in Continental, and from 2-4 p.m. May 25 in Fort Jennings. A sampling of new technology items and app demonstrations will be shared including Tile, iPad, Kindle, health management apps and augmented reality apps. An instructor will be available to answer any questions.
Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD 2:00 pm
Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Emerging Technology Trunk Show for Adults with NORWELD (Northwest Regional Library System) will be held at two of the Putnam County District Library branches this month. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 in Continental, and from 2-4 p.m. May 25 in Fort Jennings. A sampling of new technology items and app demonstrations will be shared including Tile, iPad, Kindle, health management apps and augmented reality apps. An instructor will be available to answer any questions.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 11 through Oct. 26, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Interested artists should contact Marianna Hofer at studio13girl@gmail.com or call or text 419-788-5044. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Shuffleboard at Riverside Park 6:00 pm
Shuffleboard at Riverside Park @ Riverside Park
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department, in partnership with The Ohio State Extension Office, Hancock Public Health and 50 North, is hosting several monthly activities in the city parks. From 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, participants can play shuffleboard at Riverside Park, 219 McManness Ave. The event is free and equipment will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, call the recreation department at 419-424-7176.
Life Tree Cafe: Mormons 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Mormons @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Mormons: Christian? Cult? What do They Really Believe?” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets. There will be flowers, planters, hanging baskets, plant and vegetable starts. Other vendors will have gifts for moms, including silk scarves, photography, hand-sewn items and jewelry, yard art and wind chimes, homemade jams, soaps, oils and jewelry, pottery, homemade doggie treats, painted signs, Amish brooms and homemade laundry detergent. Also for sale will be baked goods, honey and candles, fresh eggs and frozen beef. Eastern Star will provide breakfast sandwiches in the Masonic Lodge on East Tiffin Street, and Tasty Dogs will be available to purchase. The market is sponsored by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, in conjunction with the Fostoria Garden Club Limited and the Review Times. For more information, visit Fostoria Farmers Market on Facebook, or call 419-435-1718.
Millstream Astronomy Club 9:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
May 27 @ 9:00 pm
Don Trinko, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about telescopes at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. The presentation will discuss the various styles of telescopes. Viewing will be available through telescopes provided, or participants may bring their own. The free family program requires no registration.
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Clara Edith Ayres Memorial Ceremony 11:00 am
Clara Edith Ayres Memorial Ceremony @ Entertainment Building, Attica Fairgrounds
May 29 @ 11:00 am
In 1917, the first American civilian casualty of World War I was a Red Cross nurse, Clara Edith Ayres, of Attica. On Memorial Day, Ayres will be honored on the anniversary of her death with a ceremony in her hometown. The Attica Historical Society will hold a ceremony Monday in the entertainment building of the Attica Fairgrounds, following the 10 a.m. Memorial Day parade. Historian Marjorie Waterfield of Whitehouse, who has written about Ayres, will speak at the ceremony and a historical marker will be unveiled. The program will conclude with a graveside ceremony at Attica Venice Cemetery with a wreath laying on Ayres’ grave and the reading of a letter from American Red Cross President/CEO Gail McGovern honoring Ayres’ service and sacrifice. Lavinia Dock’s “The History of American Red Cross Nursing,” written in 1922, recounts the story of Clara Edith Ayres, Red Cross Nursing Badge 4809, as part of a unit assigned to the British Expeditionary Forces and No. 18 General Hospital at Dannes Camiers, France. According to the book, Ayres was killed instantly during an on-board gun drill, when a defective shell exploded prematurely. When the ship returned to New York, her body was returned to Attica, where she was met by the Ohio National Guard and escorted to the First Methodist Church, where she lay in state in a flag-draped coffin. She was buried with a military salute next to her husband, who had died a decade earlier.
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Forest Community Lunch 11:30 am
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
First Presbyterian Church Piano Program 6:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church Piano Program @ First Presbyterian Church
May 30 @ 6:30 pm
A piano program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. Those performing include Alan and Nigel Woodall, Ethan Zheng and Sammie Dong, all Piano Guild National winners; Courtney Baker, Keith Sansalone, Angela Erford, David Chen and Yana Rao. Ryan Zheng, a Piano Guild International winner who earned his high school diploma in piano performance, will perform at 6:30 p.m. and then present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Both segments, arranged by Ryan Zheng and Marlene Rayl, are open to the public.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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Plein Air Gatherings 9:00 am
Plein Air Gatherings
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled. Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. May 31 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. The meal this month is provided by Rebecca Circle and includes ham, potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.
Finances for Life 6:00 pm
Finances for Life @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a Finances for Life program on Wednesday, May 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. Marlene Burns from Burns Financial will discuss spending and budgeting, investments, education, retirement, life insurance and disability and estate planning. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.

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