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The Well @ University of Findlay
The Well @ University of Findlay
Jul 11 all-day
The Well, a free, Christian-based, weeklong summer theology institute for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, will be held July 8-13 at the University of Findlay. The camp is for 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. Participants will be provided with on-campus lodging, daily meals, snacks and all materials they need. To register and to view an activities list, visit www.findlay.edu/academics/well/ .
Broadway in Your Backyard
Broadway in Your Backyard
Jul 11 all-day
Students entering grades 1-12 are invited to participate in “Broadway in Your Backyard,” July 9-13. Students will work with teaching artists to learn about the performing arts while staging a showcase production for the community. Age-appropriate workshops such as creative dramatics, acting, movement, music, improvisation and theatre games will also be offered. Students in grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to attend a performance featuring a professional Broadway music director and performer. Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-12 for grades 4-12 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon for grades 1-3. The showcase performance will be held at 7 p.m. July 13. Registration for grades 1-3 is $80 and $70 for each additional family member. Registration for grades 4-12 is $160 and $135 for each additional family member. A limited number of scholarships are available. Register at http://marathoncenterarts.org/summer-camps/ or email Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com for more details.
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9:30 am HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic @ Bluffton Public Library
HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Students and staff of Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise program will host a mobile health clinic at Bluffton Public Library from 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 11. The clinic offers free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose and lipids. The lipids test requires a 12-hour fast. A bone density screening for osteoporosis will also be available. Participants may speak with students and staff about their results or concerns and receive referrals to area doctors. All ages are welcome.
10:30 am Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Children will work for five days on flexibility, strength, focus and balance by learning yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques with music, games, books, and guided imagery with a “sea” theme. A special craft will be made with a small snack provided. Registration and payment due by July 6. Sessions will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 11.
6:00 pm The Magic Factory Kidz Storm @ Trinity Baptist Church
The Magic Factory Kidz Storm @ Trinity Baptist Church
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity Baptist Church, 7839 County Road 236, will host “The Magic Factory Kidz Storm” Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through sixth grade from 6-8 p.m. daily, Monday through Wednesday. Register at VBSFindlay.com. Transportation will be provided each evening for children living in Findlay. Call the church at 419-422-8462 to request a ride.
6:00 pm Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Turned Around” is the theme of the free Vacation Bible School being presented from 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday at the Vanlue Park Community Building. The program will include Bible verses, lessons, crafts, games, songs and snacks. It is sponsored by East Mt. Zion and Vanlue Christ United Methodist churches, Vanlue Community Church and Child Evangelism Fellowship Chapter.
6:30 pm First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., invites all children ages 4 through sixth grade to attend Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This year’s theme is “Operation Arctic,” produced by Answers in Genesis. There will be Bible lessons, music, Bible verses to memorize, games, crafts and stories about missionaries. Call the church at 423-419-0988 for more information.
6:30 pm Zion United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School @ Zion United Methodist Church
Zion United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School @ Zion United Methodist Church
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Zion United Methodist Church, 9009 Ohio 12 W, will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Wednesday. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The program is open to children ages 3 through fifth grade. Call 419-348-4520 or email ruthto14@gmail.com to register.
7:00 pm Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The 67th annual Riverside Summer Concert Series, hosted by Hancock Park District, will begin Wednesday, June 6, with Night Jazz at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell in Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Each performance runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Bench seating is provided at the band shell, or visitors may bring a lawn chair or blanket. If there is inclement weather, listen to WFIN radio for cancellations or alternate performance venues. Cooperation in producing the concert series is provided by the City of Findlay Parks and Recreation Department, Hancock Parks Foundation, and the Hancock Park District. Sound engineering is provided by the House of Hindenach. WFIN radio personalities will be the masters of ceremonies. For more information, visit www.HancockParks.com under the “Park News” section or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. Night Jazz June 6 A big-band-style jazz group comprising members from Findlay and the surrounding area, Night Jazz plays tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra. Founded in 1995, the group incorporates trumpets, saxophones, trombones, piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and singing into its musical mixture. Fostoria Community Band June 13 The 2018 Fostoria Community Band’s summer tour is titled “Celestial Wonders: Music from Beyond the Cosmos.” Selections include “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst; “Sundance” by Frank Ticheli; “Star Trek Through the Years,” “Superman” and more. Founded in 1995, the band has 55 musicians from Fostoria and the surrounding area. Nashville Crush June 20 Featuring several Ohio musicians, Nashville Crush’s high-energy, award-winning stage show presents a balance of country and rock music with its combination of guitars, fiddle and banjo. Tapestry June 27 This duo of seasoned northwest Ohio musicians features Denise Grupp-Verbon on lever and pedal harp and Michael Grupp-Verbon on acoustic guitar. Buddy Love and the Coconuts July 4 With band members averaging 30 years of experience, Buddy Love and the Coconuts’ goal is to get the crowd moving and grooving to classic rock tunes from the 1960s and today’s top 40. The band has also been known to offer softer, slower acoustic sets and numbers. Findlay Civic Band July 11 and 18 Under the direction of Jack Taylor, a University of Findlay professor of music, the Findlay Civic Band mixes school musicians, professional people, retirees, seasoned musicians and novices into a presentation of light and pop forms of music, including patriotic, Hollywood and Broadway themes. Pantasia July 25 Findlay High School’s Pantasia Steel Drum Band performs music for all occasions on the steel drum. Since its spring 1997 inception, Pantasia has garnered a reputation as an educational and entertaining instrumental music ensemble, performing numerous shows throughout Ohio, nationally and internationally. The Fossil Creek Band Aug. 1 The Fossil Creek Band grew out of the farmlands of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan in the spring of 2006. Now a bluegrass/Americana band, its members boast backgrounds in folk, country, rock, gospel and barbershop music. Civic Jazz Aug. 8 Playing for more than 50 years, the Civic Jazz Band collects local talent from high school to retirement ages to play music of all genres. The band meets for only two months a summer to perform at the band shell in Riverside Park. Ball in the House Aug. 15 This five-member a cappella group follows the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6 while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams. Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus Aug. 22 The Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus has provided the region with G-rated entertainment and harmonizing since 1962. Their repertoire includes barbershop standards, modern harmonies, comic numbers, and many gospel melodies. Ted Yoder Aug. 29 Ted Yoder brings a pop symphonic approach to the hammered dulcimer, a stringed musical instrument played by striking the instrument’s strings with small mallet hammers, utilizing skills from guitarists, percussionists and pianists. Yoder’s approach to the instrument weaves stately solo pieces of modern favorite tunes with unique arrangements, powerful dynamics, and beautiful melodic interlacement. His fame rose after his dulcimer rendition of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral from Facebook Live.

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