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The Well @ University of Findlay
The Well @ University of Findlay
Jul 12 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 12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
10:00 am Discovery Explorers: Frogs and Toads @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Discovery Explorers: Frogs and Toads @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Hancock Park District is offering a new “Discovery Explorers” series for those who loved “Discovery Stories,” but who have aged beyond the series. The new program offers a short, informative talk followed by activities and a craft all about the topic of the month. “Discovery Explorers: Frogs and Toads,” which is the second in this series, will take place Thursday at the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children ages 6 to 10 with an adult, as well as other siblings, are welcome to attend programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The program is free and registration is not required. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program & Event Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the park calendar, or call the park office at 419-425-7275.
10:30 am Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Jul 12 @ 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.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.
5:00 pm Evidence: The Aesthetics of Dissent Opening Reception @ Neon Heater Gallery
Evidence: The Aesthetics of Dissent Opening Reception @ Neon Heater Gallery
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Evidence: The Aesthetics of Dissent,” an exhibit by Philip Sugden, will be on display in the Neon Heater Gallery in downtown Findlay through July. The visual arts exhibit features objects appropriated from the artist’s home and sealed inside official court evidence bags. These objects could be used in a court of law to help establish an “indisputable proof” of the artist/suspect being in dissent against current U.S./Christian government values and policies of disinformation and untruths. The exhibit will run July 1-30. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. July 12 in the gallery, 400½ S. Main St., second floor. To make an appointment to view the exhibit, text or call 419-422-0498 or email email@example.com.
5:00 pm Findlay First Edition Annual Garage Sale @ Findlay High School Cafeteria
Findlay First Edition Annual Garage Sale @ Findlay High School Cafeteria
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Findlay First Edition’s annual garage sale has been set for July 12-14 in the Findlay High School cafeteria, 1200 Broad Ave. Hours are 5-8 p.m. July 12; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13; and 8 a.m. to noon July 14. Money goes into the general fund to help pay for expenses such as costumes. Donations of gently used items from the public are accepted throughout the week prior to the start of the sale. Items may be taken to the high school cafeteria between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. July 9-11. Large item pickup during these times can be arranged by calling 419-306-9834. For items that need to be donated sooner, call the above number or 419-681-5255 for drop-off times and location. Pickup is available on a limited basis.
5:30 pm Bluffton’s Got Talent @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton’s Got Talent @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host “Bluffton’s Got Talent” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. DJ EZB will be there with a microphone and sound system, and judges will award prizes. All participants will receive an entry ticket for the summer reading program’s grand prize drawing. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00 pm Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Jul 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.
7:00 pm With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
The first meeting of With Help There is Hope will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Aller Room on the first floor of the pavilion at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Century Health at 419-425-5050.
7:30 pm Tusk @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Tusk @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
Fleetwood Mac fans are in for a treat when Tusk performs at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12. The band’s website says the performance will feature note-for-note renditions of Fleetwood Mac classics with no wigs, backing tracks or gimmicks. Tusk’s five seasoned musicians have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over 25 years. Kathy Phillips takes the role of Stevie Nicks’ vocals; Kim Williams performs Christine McVie’s vocals and keys; Scott McDonald performs Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar and vocals; Tom Nelson drums Mick Fleetwood’s parts; and Randy Artiglere captures John McVie’s bass playing. Tickets range from $30 to $36 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org For more information, visit www.fleetwoodmactribute.com