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Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
Jul 1 @ 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.
Herbs At Litzenberg 10:00 am
Herbs At Litzenberg @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am
A program about herbs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, as children will also help tend the garden at Litzenberg Memorial Woods by harvesting items and pulling weeds. The program is for 4- to 18-year-olds. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
Patriotic Pops Concert 7:00 pm
Patriotic Pops Concert @ Ohio Northern University Sculpture Lawn
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Independence Day with a “Patriotic Pops” concert featuring movie musical selections, popular tunes and a tribute to the United States Armed Forces. Songs include selections from “My Fair Lady,” “Hang on Sloopy” and “The Muppet Medley,” and guest vocalist Kirsten Osbun-Manley will perform on some songs. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic foods. ONU Field House is the rain location.
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Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates 9:30 am
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates @ Jenera Community Park
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am
Summer play dates through Trinity Jenera’s Mornings With Mommy program will be held at the Jenera Community Park, south of the village on Ohio 698, on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., parents, grandparents and caregivers may bring children of any age to enjoy playing outside with other children while the adults visit.
Findlay Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks 5:00 pm
Findlay Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm
Entertainment will be provided at the Hancock County Fairgrounds’ gospel music stage beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, July 3, during the Independence Day celebration. Performers include One Voice, Purpose Drive, Singing Crowes and 441 Quartet. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is free parking and admission to the fairgrounds. Food vendors will be on site. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
Jul 3 @ 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.
Punky’s Pace 5K 7:30 pm
Punky’s Pace 5K @ Oak and South East streets, Ridgeway, Ohio
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm
The inaugural Punky’s Pace 5K will be held July 8 in Ridgeway to benefit the Keegan McKee Memorial Fund. The 18-year-old McKee died in February. Several family members including aunts, uncles and grandparents survive in Findlay and the surrounding villages. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. behind the old Ridgemont High School near Ridgemont track and field (Oak and South East streets). The race begins at 9. Race registration is $30, with $2 kids’ fun runs and races available. Additional activities will include bounce houses, balloon launch, raffles and door prizes and cupcakes in celebration of McKee’s birthday. Contact Toni McKee at 419-674-6106 or email Tmckee222@gmail.com for more information.
God and Country Night 9:00 pm
God and Country Night @ Faith Baptist Church
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
God and Country Night will be presented July 3 on the north lawn at Faith Baptist Church, 8115 E. Main St., Ottawa. A patriotic concert will begin at 9 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10. The event is free. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Donations will benefit Canines for Warriors.
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Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Jul 4 @ 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.
Hancock Historical Museum Ice Cream Social 12:00 pm
Hancock Historical Museum Ice Cream Social @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host an ice cream social on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday following the City of Findlay’s Fourth of July parade. Ice cream will be available for $1, with a sundae buffet available for $3. The museum is located at 422 W. Sandusky St.
McComb Lions Club Barbecue Chicken Dinner 5:00 pm
McComb Lions Club Barbecue Chicken Dinner @ McComb Village Park
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The McComb Lions Club will hold its 10th annual chicken barbecue dinner from 5-7 p.m. July 4 prior to the village fireworks. The barbecue will be held at McComb Village Park and features a half chicken, vegetable, roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $9 and tickets are presale only, available through June 27. They can be purchased from any McComb Lions member or at Primrose Flowers, Hoverman Insurance or Tees, Tees & More, all in McComb; or call 419-293-3458. All proceeds will be used to fund club projects.
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
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Forest Fiber Fanatics 1:00 pm
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jul 6 @ 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.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 6 @ 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.
Dwarf Planets 7:00 pm
Dwarf Planets @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
A program on dwarf planets, which is Pluto’s designation now, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants are required to sit on the floor. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 8 years old. The program requires registration by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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GREAT Community Campout 3:00 pm
GREAT Community Campout @ Camp Glen
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 11:00 am
The first “GREAT Community Campout!” fundraiser will take place Friday through Sunday at Camp Glen, 6580 S. Township Road 131, Tiffin. The event offers visitors the opportunity to go camping with food provided, activities organized and restrooms nearby, all amid beautiful summer scenery. All money raised through the event will support Camp Fire programs in Hancock, Seneca and Wood counties. The campout begins at 3 p.m. Friday and ends at 11 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $300 per tent for up to 4 people, or join others for a night of camping under the stars for an additional $25 per person. Cabin-style camping is also available in limited numbers for up to 12 or 18 guests. Noncamping visitors will be welcomed Saturday only. Visitors can purchase a day pass for $25 and enjoy all Camp Glen has to offer from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.campfirenwohio.com or call 419-422-5415 to reserve a spot or purchase a day pass. Up-to-date event information is also available on Facebook.
2017 Tree Town Festival
2017 Tree Town Festival @ Forest, Ohio
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
The Tree Town Festival will return to Gormley Park in Forest from Friday to Sunday, kicked off by the parade and the 13th annual classic car and truck show Friday evening. Registration for the car show will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with an entry fee of $10 per vehicle. Participant voting will take place from 7:30-8 p.m., with trophies awarded at 8:30. Contact Beth Deringer 419-674-6176 for additional car show information. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. with lineup at 5:30 at the soccer fields on West Dixon Street. Awards will be given for best of show, best commercial float, best youth float, best organizational float, best classic car, best antique car, best antique tractor, best-mounted horse and best hitch. Participants are reminded that no candy may be thrown from vehicles or floats, but may be passed out curbside as a safety precaution. The Riverdale High School boys soccer “Under the Lights” tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Registration information can be found online at www.villageofforest.com Registration for the YMCA Tree Town Trot 5K will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Mary and Julia streets, with the run starting at 8. Contact Beth Wetherill at 419-673-6131 for details. The Hempy Water Conditioning 3 on 3 basketball tournament will register at 8 a.m. Saturday, and no entries will be accepted after 8:30. Games will begin at 9 and divisions include ages 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 6 and younger and open class. The cost is $10 per person with a maximum of four players per team. Call Jeff Knedler at 419-273-2241 for information. There will also be a coed 4 on 4 volleyball tournament registering at 8 a.m. and beginning at 9. The entry fee is $40 per team. Call Mike Boyd at 419-673-5957 for details. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1182 will hold a fishing derby for ages 3-16 at the Gormley Park pond from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Travis Freeman and Marlana VanHoose will speak at the 12th annual Church in the Park at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Freeman will speak about “Disability Does not Equal Inability.” Blinded at age 12, he played football all the way through high school. His life was the inspiration for the movie “23 Blast.” VanHoose will be speaking and presenting her testimony through song. She has been blind from birth but has sung on national stages for sporting events, political events and to praise God. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic lunch and enjoy the open air service. Proceeds from this year’s festival will go toward new fire and EMS equipment and community safety education.
Flag City Daylily Tour 10:00 am
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jul 7 @ 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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National Archery in the Schools Program Training 8:00 am
National Archery in the Schools Program Training @ Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District Two office
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop Saturday, July 8 in Findlay. The Basic Archery Instructor Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District Two office at 952 Lima Ave. Instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. Preregistration is required by July 6, and those interested should visit naspbai.org to sign up for the course. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch.
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
Jul 8 @ 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.
Flag City Daylily Tour 10:00 am
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market 10:00 am
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market showcases 100 local small businesses, food trucks, a live band, furniture, jewelry, candles, signs and more.
Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8 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.
Litzenberg Memorial Woods Hike 1:00 pm
Litzenberg Memorial Woods Hike @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A hike through Litzenberg Memorial Woods will be held at 1 p.m. July 8 beginning at the gatehouse. Participants will check under leaves, logs and rocks to find what is hiding in nature. The free, family program requires no registration.
The Reunion Band 6:00 pm
The Reunion Band @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Reunion Band will be featured during the first of three outdoor concerts at the Findlay Elks Lodge, 900 W. Melrose Ave., on Saturday, as a fundraiser for Flag City Honor Flight. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and donations will be accepted at the gate. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside the Elks banquet hall.
Astronomy Day 7:00 pm
Astronomy Day @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club will host its annual Astronomy Day at 7 p.m. Saturday beginning in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. The evening will include safe telescopic views of the sun, followed by views of Mercury and Jupiter, including four of its moons, and views of Saturn and its rings. Telescopes will be available or participants may bring their own. The free, family program requires no registration.
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The Well
The Well @ The University of Findlay
Jul 9 – Jul 14 all-day
The University of Findlay will again host The Well, a free, Christian-based, week-long summer theology institute for rising 10-12th grade students who are interested in learning more about their faith, and how it intersects with and informs other aspects of their lives, including career choice. The camp will be held July 9-14. The Well has a nondenominational, Christian-focused context. Activities involving on-campus education and trips throughout the region will incorporate numerous opportunities to learn about and discuss other religions while strengthening participants’ belief in their own faith. Participants will be provided with on-campus lodging, daily meals, snacks and all materials they need for faith exploration. Visit www.findlay.edu/academics/well/ to register.
Flag City Daylily Tour 12:00 pm
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
Fostoria Garden Club Tour 12:00 pm
Fostoria Garden Club Tour @ Fostoria
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Fostoria Garden Club is sponsoring a self-guided garden tour and flower show from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ten gardens in Fostoria will be showcased, including several that demonstrate how to create a lovely garden in smaller spaces, and one that features container vegetable gardening. Other stops on the tour feature an outdoor kitchen, a pond, a dry river bed, arbor swings and pergolas. The flower show will be located at the Fostoria Woman’s Club, 135 E. Fremont St., featuring table arrangements, various flower varieties and homemade pie and ice cream. Tickets are $5 and are available from any garden club member or at the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce office, 121 N. Main St., through Friday. Day-of tickets are $7, available at the Fostoria Woman’s Club or any of the garden tour homes.
McKinnis House Independence Day Open House 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Independence Day Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Independence Day in 1847 will be portrayed during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in the McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The family program is free and requires no registration.
Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright 7:30 pm
Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright @ Foundation Park
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, Fostoria. The Fostoria Community Arts Council and the City of Fostoria are hosting the free concert, part of the arts council’s summer concert series. The location if it rains will be Cowboys & Angels/Venue 18 on Columbus Avenue, Fostoria.
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Camp Broadway 2017
Camp Broadway 2017 @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program will present the 2017 “Camp Broadway” July 10-14. During this week-long day camp, students will work with local teaching artists, as well as a professional Broadway music director and performer to learn about the performing arts while staging a showcase production for the community. Students will also participate in age-appropriate performing arts workshops such as creative dramatics, acting, movement, music, improvisation and theater games. The camp is open to students entering grades 1-12 for the 2017-18 school year and will be held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This is the only camp being presented by The Arts Partnership this summer. Registration costs are $175 per student and $165 per each additional family member. A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. To register, visit www.artspartnership.com/summer-camp.
Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks 3:00 pm
Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks @ My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A “Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks” garden party will be held at 3 p.m. July 10 at My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers, 8981 U.S. 224 West. Owner Ann Boyd will talk about the folklore, mythology and insight of flowers. The cost of the workshop is $15. For reservations, call 419-422-5594.
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure 6:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure @ Findlay First Church of the Nazarene
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year’s Vacation Bible Adventure theme at Findlay First Church of the Nazarene is “GLOW,” and all children ages 4-12 are encouraged to attend this high-impact event featuring glowing neon colors, paints and more from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 10-13. A Glow-themed kickoff lesson will be held at 10:45 a.m. July 9 in the Power Plant. Register online at http://findlayfirstnaz.org/
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor painting class from 6-8 p.m. July 10 at the Continental location of the Putnam County District Library. The beginner-level picture will depict a stack of tea cups. The size of the painting is 8-by-10 inches. The cost is $10 and all supplies are included. Registration is required by July 3 by calling 419-596-3727.
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, July 10-14. This year’s program is called “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” All children 4 years old through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Each night will feature a Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks. RSVP by calling the church at 419-423-0988.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 9:30 am
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Endangered Species Program 1:30 pm
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Endangered Species Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm
The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium will present an endangered species program at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. The program is open to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required by calling 419-358-5016.
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure 6:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure @ Findlay First Church of the Nazarene
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year’s Vacation Bible Adventure theme at Findlay First Church of the Nazarene is “GLOW,” and all children ages 4-12 are encouraged to attend this high-impact event featuring glowing neon colors, paints and more from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 10-13. A Glow-themed kickoff lesson will be held at 10:45 a.m. July 9 in the Power Plant. Register online at http://findlayfirstnaz.org/
Findlay Garden Club July Meeting 6:30 pm
Findlay Garden Club July Meeting
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm
Sharon Creighton will open her garden at 901 Selby St. to the public at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the July meeting of the Findlay Garden Club. The club’s annual garden tour will be held July 15-16. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information about the club.
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, July 10-14. This year’s program is called “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” All children 4 years old through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Each night will feature a Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks. RSVP by calling the church at 419-423-0988.
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Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts
Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts @ Allen Dudley Bandshell
Jul 12 all-day
 
Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Martin Koop 12:00 pm
Martin Koop @ Fostoria Municipal Building lawn
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martin Koop, a folk music singer and songwriter, will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the municipal building lawn during the next “Lunch on the Lawn” program, co-sponsored by Fostoria Community Arts Council and the city. A box lunch will be available for a $5 donation. The event is free. If there is rain, the program will be moved across the street to the BANKquet room, 125 S. Main St.
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure 6:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure @ Findlay First Church of the Nazarene
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year’s Vacation Bible Adventure theme at Findlay First Church of the Nazarene is “GLOW,” and all children ages 4-12 are encouraged to attend this high-impact event featuring glowing neon colors, paints and more from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 10-13. A Glow-themed kickoff lesson will be held at 10:45 a.m. July 9 in the Power Plant. Register online at http://findlayfirstnaz.org/
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, July 10-14. This year’s program is called “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” All children 4 years old through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Each night will feature a Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks. RSVP by calling the church at 419-423-0988.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 13 @ 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.
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure 6:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene Vacation Bible Adventure @ Findlay First Church of the Nazarene
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year’s Vacation Bible Adventure theme at Findlay First Church of the Nazarene is “GLOW,” and all children ages 4-12 are encouraged to attend this high-impact event featuring glowing neon colors, paints and more from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 10-13. A Glow-themed kickoff lesson will be held at 10:45 a.m. July 9 in the Power Plant. Register online at http://findlayfirstnaz.org/
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, July 10-14. This year’s program is called “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” All children 4 years old through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Each night will feature a Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks. RSVP by calling the church at 419-423-0988.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Youth Canoeing Day Camp 9:00 am
Youth Canoeing Day Camp @ Zonta Landing
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A day camp about canoeing, for youngsters 9-12 years old, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, starting at Zonta Landing boat launch in Findlay’s Riverside Park. The trip will be from Riverside Park to the Ohio 568 bridge and back. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. If the river current from Riverside Park is too strong for canoeing due to flooding or substantial rain, canoeing will be at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Register, with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 10:00 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jul 14 @ 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. July 14 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential 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. Email readforlife@findlaylibrary.org to register for the tutor training.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, July 10-14. This year’s program is called “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” All children 4 years old through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Each night will feature a Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks. RSVP by calling the church at 419-423-0988.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jul 14 @ 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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Wharton Festival
Wharton Festival @ Wharton, Ohio
Jul 15 all-day
The annual Wharton Festival will be held July 15 in the village park. Registration for a three-on-three basketball tournament will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the start of the tournament at 9. There is a $40 entry fee per team. Food lines open at 3:30 p.m. The festival parade will be held at 4 p.m. and will include the introduction of the grand marshal and crowning of the king, queen, prince and princess. Contestants for king and queen must be a 2017-18 Riverdale sophomore, junior or senior and/or a student with a Wharton address, while prince and princess contestants must be a Riverdale student or a student with a Wharton address, grades four through six. The winning contestants must sell at least 100 tickets. All contestants must be available to participate in the festival. Deadline for entries is Friday. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card. A car, truck and motorcycle show will be held with registration from 3-5 p.m. The fee is $10. Participant voting will be held from 5-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 8:30, with trophies presented for best of show, people’s choice and grand marshal’s choice. Musical entertainment will be provided from 5:30-9 p.m., featuring Living Waters and His Blank Canvas. Registration for a 5K glow run begins at 7 p.m. with the race at 8. Anyone who registers by July 3 with the $20 fee will receive a T-shirt and glow gear. On race day, the cost is $20 and shirts are available on a first come basis. There will also be free train rides throughout the day. A grand ticket drawing will begin at 9 p.m. For more information, applications and contest rules, check the Wharton Festival Facebook page or send an email to whartonfestival@yahoo.com.
McComb Town and Country Showcase 6:00 am
McComb Town and Country Showcase @ Downtown McComb
Jul 15 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
 
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
Jul 15 @ 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.
Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour 10:00 am
Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour @ Findlay
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The community can take a gander at 11 area gardens during the return of the Findlay Garden Club’s annual garden tour. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16. A variety of small and large gardens are represented on the tour stops, where the designs have been done by the gardeners themselves. Six of the tour’s featured gardens are located in central Findlay, with three on the city’s east side and two on the north side. Tour maps are available at Feasel’s Garden Center, Brinkman’s Country Corner, Garden Central, the Perennial Plant Peddler, and 50 North. The tour is free to the public but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Doris Salis at 419-422-3560 or salis@findlay.edu. More information on the gardens on this year’s tour can be found at: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/07/09/weekend-findlay-garden-club-hopping/
Tunes and Trains 1:00 pm
Tunes and Trains @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will host a day of train-related activities, cars and music. The first three hours will feature quarter-scale train rides ($2 adults, $1 for kids), a classic car and truck show, model train layouts and other activities, with live music performed from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by Jake Cline Music. Artists playing after the concert gates open are Shelby County Line at 4:30 p.m., JB Crockett at 5:45 p.m., Sean Williams at 7 p.m., Ryan Robinette at 8:45 p.m., and Joshua Melton at 10:30 p.m. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available on the grounds all day.
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Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour 1:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour @ Findlay
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The community can take a gander at 11 area gardens during the return of the Findlay Garden Club’s annual garden tour. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16. A variety of small and large gardens are represented on the tour stops, where the designs have been done by the gardeners themselves. Six of the tour’s featured gardens are located in central Findlay, with three on the city’s east side and two on the north side. Tour maps are available at Feasel’s Garden Center, Brinkman’s Country Corner, Garden Central, the Perennial Plant Peddler, and 50 North. The tour is free to the public but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Doris Salis at 419-422-3560 or salis@findlay.edu. More information on the gardens on this year’s tour can be found at: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/07/09/weekend-findlay-garden-club-hopping/
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 W. South St., McComb, is offering a free “Adult Vacation Bible School” open to adults of all ages in McComb and area communities. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 16-20, with the theme “Fruit of the Spirit.” The daily schedule will include refreshments, a hymn sing, an interactive Bible study led by the Rev. Ralph Mineo and a community enrichment presentation. Registration is not required, but is helpful. Register by calling 419-293-3445, in person at Primrose Flowers in McComb, or by emailing ralphmineo@earthlink.net.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Registration is open for the church’s music and arts camp, to be held July 17-21 for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Registration forms are available in the church office or on the music page of the church website at http://findlayfpc.org/worship/music/. For more information, call 419-423-2112 or email brent@findlayfpc.org.
Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class 9:00 am
Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid class at 9 a.m. July 17 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register or to find additional classes in the area.
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates 9:30 am
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates @ Jenera Community Park
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am
Summer play dates through Trinity Jenera’s Mornings With Mommy program will be held at the Jenera Community Park, south of the village on Ohio 698, on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., parents, grandparents and caregivers may bring children of any age to enjoy playing outside with other children while the adults visit.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 W. South St., McComb, is offering a free “Adult Vacation Bible School” open to adults of all ages in McComb and area communities. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 16-20, with the theme “Fruit of the Spirit.” The daily schedule will include refreshments, a hymn sing, an interactive Bible study led by the Rev. Ralph Mineo and a community enrichment presentation. Registration is not required, but is helpful. Register by calling 419-293-3445, in person at Primrose Flowers in McComb, or by emailing ralphmineo@earthlink.net.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
Jul 17 @ 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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Animal Tails 10:00 am
Animal Tails @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am
A program for toddlers about animal tails will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program is offered each time. There will be a story, games and a craft. The program is for children 3 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 W. South St., McComb, is offering a free “Adult Vacation Bible School” open to adults of all ages in McComb and area communities. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 16-20, with the theme “Fruit of the Spirit.” The daily schedule will include refreshments, a hymn sing, an interactive Bible study led by the Rev. Ralph Mineo and a community enrichment presentation. Registration is not required, but is helpful. Register by calling 419-293-3445, in person at Primrose Flowers in McComb, or by emailing ralphmineo@earthlink.net.
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Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts
Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts @ Allen Dudley Bandshell
Jul 19 all-day
 
McComb Rotary Club Golf Open
McComb Rotary Club Golf Open @ Shady Acres Golf Course
Jul 19 all-day
The McComb Rotary Club is sponsoring its 55th annual golf open at Shady Acres Golf Course on Wednesday. The $75 fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner and skill prizes. Findlay Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram is sponsoring a hole-in-one on hole 16, with a new Jeep Compass as the prize. All proceeds will provide funds for the club’s projects, including its first grade literacy programs. Call Joe Wasson at 419-348-2071 for more information.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 5:00 pm
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 W. South St., McComb, is offering a free “Adult Vacation Bible School” open to adults of all ages in McComb and area communities. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 16-20, with the theme “Fruit of the Spirit.” The daily schedule will include refreshments, a hymn sing, an interactive Bible study led by the Rev. Ralph Mineo and a community enrichment presentation. Registration is not required, but is helpful. Register by calling 419-293-3445, in person at Primrose Flowers in McComb, or by emailing ralphmineo@earthlink.net.
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Developing Empathy 1:00 pm
Developing Empathy @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm
“Developing Empathy,” a program designed for children 7 and older, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Staff from Open Arms in Findlay will present the program. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 20 @ 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.
2017 Local Author Fair 6:00 pm
2017 Local Author Fair @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a 2017 Local Author Fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room. Authors will discuss writing and publishing. Book sales will be available, but are not guaranteed for every author. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School 6:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church Adult Vacation Bible School @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 W. South St., McComb, is offering a free “Adult Vacation Bible School” open to adults of all ages in McComb and area communities. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. daily, July 16-20, with the theme “Fruit of the Spirit.” The daily schedule will include refreshments, a hymn sing, an interactive Bible study led by the Rev. Ralph Mineo and a community enrichment presentation. Registration is not required, but is helpful. Register by calling 419-293-3445, in person at Primrose Flowers in McComb, or by emailing ralphmineo@earthlink.net.
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Canoeing Day Camp 9:00 am
Canoeing Day Camp @ Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teens can canoe along the Blanchard River during a day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, beginning at Liberty Landing. The trip, for 13- to 15-year-olds, will be from Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. If the water level is too low for canoeing or if too many obstacles exist, such as fallen trees, an alternate route will be from Zonta Landing at Riverside Park to the Ohio 568 bridge and back. Register, with $15 per teen, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The trip will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Make the World a Better Place 1:30 pm
Make the World a Better Place @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm
The program “Make the World a Better Place,” featuring a naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park in Lima, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is open to children 5 and older. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
A Renewed Mind Open House 2:00 pm
A Renewed Mind Open House @ A Renewed Mind
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Renewed Mind, which offers faith-based substance abuse and mental health services at 1624 Tiffin Ave., Suite D, will hold an open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday.
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 5:00 pm
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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.
Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund Golf Outing 1:00 pm
Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund Golf Outing @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund golf outing will be held July 22 at Red Hawk Run. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. Golf will be played in a scramble format. Cost is $50 per person. For more information or to make a donation, contact Beth at 419-889-4371.
Wayne Firefighters Country Jamboree 3:00 pm
Wayne Firefighters Country Jamboree @ Wayne Fire Station
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm
Four acts will play the 11th annual Wayne Firefighters Country Jamboree on Saturday, July 22 at the Wayne Fire Station, 200 N. Center St., Wayne. JD Owen plays at 4 p.m., Chris Salyer and the Shooters play at 6:30 p.m., Angel Edwards plays at 8:30 p.m. and Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach play from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Advance general admission costs $5, and admission at the gate costs $10. Gates open at 3 p.m. Dinners will be first-come, first-served starting at 4 p.m. Separate dinner tickets are required from admission to the grounds, with no presale for dinner tickets. The food stand will serve Firehouse Fries, mozzarella sticks and corn dogs, as well as pulled pork sandwiches. Sides include coleslaw and baked beans. Free games will be on hand, including cornhole boards, giant Jenga, and the organizers are trying to get a giant Connect Four game. Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach is based out of Sylvania, near Toledo, and specializes in original songs and covers in the high-energy rock-country tradition. The band features acoustic and electric guitars, as well as electronic and synthetic instruments, including a guitar synth. Angel Edwards originated from Toledo and says she’s part of a “rock band that plays country music.” Adept at performing festivals as well as bars, she will perform a mix of original music combined with other country music. Originating from Bowling Green, Chris Salyer and the Shooters combine “equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, country and Americana.” The group draws inspiration from artists like American Aquarium, Cody Jinks, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Chris Stapleton, Lucero, The Cadillac Three, and Whitey Morgan. JD Owen has 40 years of experience and has performed around the Findlay area. He specializes in classic rock, country, blues, oldies, and Motown, and he will open the jamboree with an acoustic set. The event is rain or shine and is for adults 18 and older. No outside coolers, drinks or food are allowed. Country Jamboree parking is free and is located downtown at the corner of Center and Main streets in Wayne and at the old elementary school property. No overnight parking will be allowed. All vehicles must be removed from the area after the event or they will be subject to towing at the vehicle owner’s expense. All tickets will be available online at waynefirejamboree.net/tickets/ or at the following outlets: • Mad Dawgs, Bradner • Country Farmhouse, Wayne • Friendship Foodstore, Wayne • Huntington Bank, Wayne As a courtesy, do not call the ticket outlets for jamboree information. Either email info@waynefirejamboree.net or contact 419-288-2819 and leave a message. Proceeds benefit the Wayne Firefighters Memorial Fund.
Parrots of the Caribbean 7:00 pm
Parrots of the Caribbean @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm
Local Parrotheads can go see Parrots of the Caribbean, the premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chair, but no coolers are allowed. Cheeseburgers and margaritas will be available. The show will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be obtained at the Elks lodge or online at www.findlayelks.org.
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105th Schey Family Reunion 12:30 pm
105th Schey Family Reunion @ American Legion
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm
The 105th Schey family reunion will be held Sunday at the American Legion, 815 E. Mathias St., Leipsic. There will be a potluck at 12:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting, ice cream and reminiscing. In order to keep the family records current, those attending are asked to bring information about family births, marriages and deaths for the past few years.
Transition Bluffton Green Home Tour 1:00 pm
Transition Bluffton Green Home Tour @ Bluffton, Ohio
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Transition Bluffton is hosting a green home tour from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Three homes in the Bluffton area will be featured, and a prize drawing will be held for those who collect tickets at all three locations. The tour showcases homes that emphasize energy efficiency and sustainable building. The three tour stops are a 1970s home with solar photovoltaic system (PV) and battery backup; a new home with monopole PV arrays; and a home with earth berm, PV solar and passive solar design. Attendees are encouraged to cycle, rather than drive, from one location to the next. Maps are available at CG Pro Bikes, the Food Store and the Bluffton Public Library. To learn more about the organization, visit TransitionBluffton.org. To contact the organizers, email transitionbluffton@gmail.com.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, will host Vacation Bible School: “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!” from 5-8 p.m. July 23-27. The five-day event will include daily Bible classes, storytime, crafts, activities, supper, music and puppets. VBS is open to children ages 4 through those who recently completed sixth grade. Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/stlukesvbs or http://www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb/ .
Summer Concert Series: Dueling Pianos 7:30 pm
Summer Concert Series: Dueling Pianos @ Wainwright Amphitheatre at Foundation Park
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A free dueling pianos concert, featuring Scott Hedden and Don Hanson with Jay Cousins on drums, will be held at Wainwright Amphitheatre at Foundation Park on Sunday. The concert, part of the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series, will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will move to Cowboys & Angels/Venue 18 at 11295 Ohio 18 W, Fostoria.
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Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, will host Vacation Bible School: “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!” from 5-8 p.m. July 23-27. The five-day event will include daily Bible classes, storytime, crafts, activities, supper, music and puppets. VBS is open to children ages 4 through those who recently completed sixth grade. Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/stlukesvbs or http://www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb/ .
Cheryl Honigford Presentation 6:00 pm
Cheryl Honigford Presentation @ July 24 at the Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville Branch
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm
Mystery writer, author and speaker Cheryl Honigford will give a presentation on her book, “The Darkness Knows,” at 6 p.m. July 24 at the Putnam County District Library’s Ottoville-Monterey Township location. A native of Ottoville, Honigford now lives in Chicago. This is the first book in the Viv and Charlie mystery series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur Book Signing 6:30 pm
Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur Book Signing @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove Location
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Authors Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur will talk and sign copies of their latest book at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Columbus Grove branch of the Putnam County District Library. The book is titled “The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us” and will be available for purchase. Wasinger is a native of Columbus Grove and now lives in Lansing, Michigan. Arthur, a native of Michigan, is the author of 11 books, including “At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer and Mommy Time.”
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach @ Benton Ridge Village Park
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is hosting its annual summer family outreach for area children and their families July 24-28. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night at the shelter house at Benton Ridge Village Park, the free week of fun includes music, skits, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables. In case of inclement weather, the event moves to the church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Registration is required by visiting http://focusonthecross.org/sfo or calling the church office at 419-859-1234.
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Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp 10:00 am
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a reading adventure camp from 10 a.m. to noon, July 25-27. The camp, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, will feature story time, crafts and activities that will build reading skills and self-confidence. Ronald McDonald will visit July 27 and present his fun, educational show titled “It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald.” To register or for more information, contact the center at 419-423-4954.
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, will host Vacation Bible School: “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!” from 5-8 p.m. July 23-27. The five-day event will include daily Bible classes, storytime, crafts, activities, supper, music and puppets. VBS is open to children ages 4 through those who recently completed sixth grade. Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/stlukesvbs or http://www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb/ .
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition Reception 6:00 pm
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition Reception @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts. A reception will be held July 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach @ Benton Ridge Village Park
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is hosting its annual summer family outreach for area children and their families July 24-28. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night at the shelter house at Benton Ridge Village Park, the free week of fun includes music, skits, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables. In case of inclement weather, the event moves to the church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Registration is required by visiting http://focusonthecross.org/sfo or calling the church office at 419-859-1234.
Habitat for Humanity 101 6:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity 101 @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity 101 will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lindamood Room. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Learn about volunteering, donating time and money, and how to become a partner family. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
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Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts
Findlay Civic Band Summer Concerts @ Allen Dudley Bandshell
Jul 26 all-day
 
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp 10:00 am
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a reading adventure camp from 10 a.m. to noon, July 25-27. The camp, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, will feature story time, crafts and activities that will build reading skills and self-confidence. Ronald McDonald will visit July 27 and present his fun, educational show titled “It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald.” To register or for more information, contact the center at 419-423-4954.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
Sock Puppet Workshop For Children 3:00 pm
Sock Puppet Workshop For Children @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a sock puppet workshop for children at 3 p.m. July 26. The program is open to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, will host Vacation Bible School: “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!” from 5-8 p.m. July 23-27. The five-day event will include daily Bible classes, storytime, crafts, activities, supper, music and puppets. VBS is open to children ages 4 through those who recently completed sixth grade. Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/stlukesvbs or http://www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb/ .
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. July 26 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. This month’s meal is provided by Hilty Home and includes chicken salad croissant, potato salad, potato chips, strawberry shortcake and beverages.
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach @ Benton Ridge Village Park
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is hosting its annual summer family outreach for area children and their families July 24-28. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night at the shelter house at Benton Ridge Village Park, the free week of fun includes music, skits, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables. In case of inclement weather, the event moves to the church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Registration is required by visiting http://focusonthecross.org/sfo or calling the church office at 419-859-1234.
Imagination Station Extreme Science Demonstration 6:30 pm
Imagination Station Extreme Science Demonstration @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Imagination Station will host an “extreme science demonstration” at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program is part of the SummerRead program and will explore fundamental science concepts with a twist. Demonstrations will be presented under the skylight in the Adult Services Department. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp 10:00 am
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Reading Adventure Camp @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a reading adventure camp from 10 a.m. to noon, July 25-27. The camp, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, will feature story time, crafts and activities that will build reading skills and self-confidence. Ronald McDonald will visit July 27 and present his fun, educational show titled “It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald.” To register or for more information, contact the center at 419-423-4954.
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 27 @ 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.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, will host Vacation Bible School: “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!” from 5-8 p.m. July 23-27. The five-day event will include daily Bible classes, storytime, crafts, activities, supper, music and puppets. VBS is open to children ages 4 through those who recently completed sixth grade. Registration forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/stlukesvbs or http://www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb/ .
Findlay Service League Open Membership Meeting 6:30 pm
Findlay Service League Open Membership Meeting @ The Wine Merchant
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay Service League, a local organization of women dedicated to giving back to the Findlay/Hancock County community, will host two open membership meetings. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 27 and 5:30-7 p.m. July 31 in the back room at The Wine Merchant, 540 S. Main St. Those attending will learn more about the group and how to join. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. More information is available on the Findlay Service League Facebook page or at www.findlayfsl.org.
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach @ Benton Ridge Village Park
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is hosting its annual summer family outreach for area children and their families July 24-28. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night at the shelter house at Benton Ridge Village Park, the free week of fun includes music, skits, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables. In case of inclement weather, the event moves to the church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Registration is required by visiting http://focusonthecross.org/sfo or calling the church office at 419-859-1234.
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Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
Lunch for a Cause 11:15 am
Lunch for a Cause @ Millstream Art Plaza
Jul 28 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch for a Cause returns from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 at the Millstream Art Plaza near the intersection of South Main and East Sandusky streets. A donation will be accepted for lunch. Proceeds benefit Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
North Baltimore High School Alumni Banquet 6:00 pm
North Baltimore High School Alumni Banquet @ North Baltimore American Legion Hall
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm
The North Baltimore alumni banquet has been scheduled for July 28 at the North Baltimore American Legion Hall, 539 American Legion Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the buffet will begin at 6. This year’s honored classes will be 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967 and 1962. Present and former teachers are invited, as is anyone who has ever attended North Baltimore High School. Tours of the new high school building, built in 2012, will be available at 4 p.m. Email nbhsalumni@ymail.com to sign up. Tickets are $16 per person by July 17. Reservations after this date will be $20, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Checks may be made payable to the North Baltimore Alumni Association and mailed to the address above.
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd UMC Summer Family Outreach @ Benton Ridge Village Park
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is hosting its annual summer family outreach for area children and their families July 24-28. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night at the shelter house at Benton Ridge Village Park, the free week of fun includes music, skits, crafts, games, snacks and inflatables. In case of inclement weather, the event moves to the church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Registration is required by visiting http://focusonthecross.org/sfo or calling the church office at 419-859-1234.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jul 28 @ 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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Good Ole Summertime Festival 8:00 am
Good Ole Summertime Festival @ Downtown North Baltimore
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Musical entertainment will be featured all day at the Good Ole Summertime Festival in downtown North Baltimore on Saturday. Country Gold Review will perform at 1 p.m., followed by Loose Cannons at 3:30 p.m. North Baltimore native and Nashville recording artist Sean Williams will perform at 7 p.m. Tongue N Groove will play at 9:30 p.m. The festival also will feature a charity car show, golf tournament, 5K race, cornhole tournament, flea market, military vehicle display and big wheel race. Other features will include the North Baltimore High School Band, pet show, kids zone, flower show, rides, dunk tank, beer tent and food vendors. Fireworks at the park will begin around 10 p.m.
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Tiffin and Main Streets
Jul 29 @ 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.
Quarry Farm Basket Workshop 10:00 am
Quarry Farm Basket Workshop @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon July 29. Using cut bush honeysuckle, participants will make a garden trellis or basket. The cost is $10, due the day of the workshop. Preregistration is required by emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com or calling 419-384-7195. The farm is located at 14321 Road 7L, Pandora.
North Baltimore Garden Club Flower Show 12:00 pm
North Baltimore Garden Club Flower Show @ North Baltimore Public Library community room
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The North Baltimore Garden Club is sponsoring a flower show as part of the Good Ole Summertime Celebration in North Baltimore. The show runs from noon to 5 p.m. July 29 and will be held in the North Baltimore Public Library community room. All gardeners are invited to enter the competition, which includes specimen flowers as well as arrangements, fairy gardens, hanging baskets and indoor and outdoor foliage and potted plants. A special category has been created this year for patriotic flower arrangements. A complete listing of the categories can be found on the North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce website. Entries will be accepted from 5-7 p.m. July 28 and from 9-10 a.m. July 29. Entry blanks can be picked up at the library, Don H. Miller Insurance Agency and Dawn’s Flower Shop in North Baltimore. Category lists are also available at these locations. For more information, contact Caprice Cheney at 419-257-3160 or email cecheney@frontier.com.
Hoytville United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social 5:00 pm
Hoytville United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social @ Hoytville United Methodist Church
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hoytville United Methodist Church will have an ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. July 29 at the HYCO building next to the church. Everything is homemade, including chicken, barbecue beef, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, noodles, pie and cake, along with several flavors of ice cream “made from scratch — not a mix.” Carryout is available at the church. Call Jane Beck at 419-306-5862 or email hoytumc@gmail.com for more information.
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Unlikable Creatures In Nature 9:00 am
Unlikable Creatures In Nature @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A program about unlikable creatures in nature will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 31 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be discussions about mice, rats, skunks, bats, spiders and snakes. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for 6- to 12-year-old youngsters. Register, with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. July 27. A medical form is required and available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 individuals.
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition 11:00 am
Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Six local artists’ hand-carved works will be displayed in the Millstream Wood Carvers Exhibition. Each carefully crafted piece was selected by a committee of local artists and art enthusiasts.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
Jul 31 @ 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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