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7:00 am “Taste of Detroit” Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
“Taste of Detroit” Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is sponsoring a historic “Taste of Detroit” tour on Wednesday, June 13. Participants will learn more about the historical development of Detroit, how the influences of several immigrant populations have shaped its culinary and restaurant landscape, tour prominent architectural landmarks and sample cuisine around the city. The tour will depart at 7 a.m. from the museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. Upon arrival in Detroit, participants will take a walking brunch tour of the Eastern Market, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, visiting some of the market’s specialty stores and learning about its history. Samples will include cheese pairings at the family-owned DeVries, pizza at Supino Pizzeria, and Greek specialties at Gabriel Import Co. Guests will also view many of the market’s famous murals and see the Motown Room at Bert’s Entertainment Complex, which also features a marketplace and jazz club. Next, guests will take a driving tour of historic Brush Park, Capitol Park, Woodward Avenue, and the International RiverWalk, as well as an extensive guided tour of the Guardian Building. Known as “Detroit’s Cathedral of Finance,” the 1929 Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark and one of the world’s pre-eminent examples of the Art Deco style. The lobby beckons visitors with a three-story vaulted ceiling covered in Rookwood and Pewabic tiles. The tour continues in Mexicantown and Southwest Detroit, with a stop at the family-owned Honey Bee Market to sample homemade guacamole, salsa and tamales. There will also be a guided tour of the historic Ste. Anne de Detroit Church, built in 1886. The parish is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States, founded in 1701. Next up is a driving tour of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, which was settled by Irish immigrants in the 1830s. Corktown is home to many well-preserved Victorian homes and commercial buildings. In recent years, Corktown has seen a resurgence of investment by a young, creative class. Guests will take part in a guided tour of the Fisher Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1928. According to the National Park Service, the building displays the finest craftsmanship of any Art Deco building constructed in the United States during the 1920s. While at the Fisher Building, guests will sample baked goods from Stella Café and City Bakery. The day concludes with a sit-down dinner at Traffic Jam and Snug, a Detroit icon and Michigan’s first brew pub. Space on the tour is limited and advance reservations are required. The cost of the day trip is $145 for members of the museum, $160 for non-members, and the price covers charter bus travel, guided tours of the destinations above with local tour guides, all samples and tastings, and dinner. All reservations and payment must be received by June 1. For more information or to make a reservation, call the museum at 419-423-4433 or visit
8:00 am Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering a summer ice skating camp at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., June 11-14. The camp is designed for ages 5 and older and for beginners through advanced, including figure and hockey skaters. Advanced skaters attend from 8-10:30 a.m., while beginner skaters attend 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme for the camp is “Trolls,” and all campers will skate in a free “Trolls”-themed ice show at 12:30 p.m. June 14. A public skate session will immediately follow from 1-2:50 p.m. The public skate cost is $5, with a $3 skate rental fee. The registration cost is $100. Register by Friday to receive a free T-shirt by calling 419-424-7176.
9:00 am First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church will host the second annual “Music and Arts Camp” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from June 11-15. Children in kindergarten and younger will attend from 9-11:30 a.m.; grades K-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final celebration of the camp will be held at 11 a.m. June 15. Cost for the camp is $25, with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Visit to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at for more details.
10:30 am Visit From The Toledo Zoo @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Visit From The Toledo Zoo @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am
Three live mammals from the Toledo Zoo will be visiting the Dorcas Carey Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The program will include hands-on exploration of preserved animal pieces.
5:30 pm CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
5:30 pm Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A free Social Security workshop to help people tell where they stand for retirement and provide strategies for maximizing benefits will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13 at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave. A representative of Franklin Templeton Investments will provide general information about Social Security and discuss the issues the program faces now and in the future, as well as outline some strategies for maximizing benefits. Included in the presentation is information about the new Social Security optimizer tool. The tool will take your retirement information and provide details about where you currently stand for retirement and how you can achieve more. Workshop attendees are being asked to bring retirement information with them to the workshop, where an appointment can be made for a later date to discuss the optimizer tool. The required information can be found on the First National Bank website at The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 419-384-3221, by visiting any First National Bank branch, or by visiting RSVPs are requested by June 11.
6:00 pm OSU Alumni Club of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Findlay Inn & Conference Center
OSU Alumni Club of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Findlay Inn & Conference Center
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
Susan Wagner, adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University, will speak on her pioneering work that acknowledges the spiritual interaction between humans and amimals during the OSU Alumni Club of Hancock County’s annual meeting June 13 at the Findlay Inn & Conference Center. Social time with cash bar and appetizers begins at 6 p.m., followed by a pasta dinner bar, desserts and drinks at 6:30. Wagner’s presentation begins at 7:15, with a short business meeting to follow. RSVP by Friday with name and number attending at 419-859-3337. Cost is $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers.
7:00 pm Composting Panel Discussion @ Third floor of Bluffton Town Hall
Composting Panel Discussion @ Third floor of Bluffton Town Hall
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
A free panel discussion about composting hosted by Transition Bluffton will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the third floor Bluffton Town Hall meeting room, 154 N. Main St. The program is designed for both inexperienced and experienced composters and will consist of a short presentation and sharing by participants about what has worked well for them. Ideas for creating community-wide opportunities to compost will be discussed, in addition to single-home composting.
7:00 pm Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 13 @ 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 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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