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O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
May 19 all-day
Allen County is revving up for the 32nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree. Contestants will test their driving skills in obstacle courses, a mud pit, UTV races, burnout contests and more. Camping spots will be available on site, and those who want to register their four-wheel drive vehicles into the event can call 317-236-6515 or visit the website. Registration is $70 until May 12, then $90 at the event. Participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores have adult tickets at $18 per day. Online and at-the-gate adult tickets are $20 per day, $10 per day for kids 3-12, and free for younger kids. RV spots are $50, $20 for tents and covers a minimum two-night stay and four people. Registration and tech inspection starts 8 a.m. each day. The public can enter at 10 a.m. May 19, and 9 a.m. the following days. The final May 19 event starts at 6 p.m., the final May 20 event is 6:30 p.m., and the last May 21 event is 3:30 p.m.
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12:00 am A Dog’s Purpose @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
A Dog’s Purpose @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 19 @ 12:00 am – 8:45 pm
The movie “A Dog’s Purpose” will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday in Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. The evening movie lasts until 8:40 p.m. Admission is $1 per person which includes a popcorn and a drink. For more information, contact the library at 419-273-2400.
7:00 am Findlay Armed Forces Day Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Findlay Armed Forces Day Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Four people will be honored this weekend as part of the 30th annual Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Findlay Military Association at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Hours for the three-day event are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 17 years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Parking is free. Enter at Gate C off Fishlock Avenue. Sgt. Michael A. Arlt of the U.S. Marine Corps will be honored as Hancock County “Military Person of the Year.” Three others will be recognized as “Veteran of the Year,” including Army Sgt. Frederick M. Makrancy, Marine Cpl. Warren P. Bean Jr., and Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer Thomas L. Wells. Armed Forces Day events will also include helicopter flight demonstrations, living history displays, musical performances, military vehicles, and re-enactment performances. The show will honor all veterans and eras, especially Vietnam War veterans, including those who were prisoners of war and missing in action, to recognize the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement there. An American Huey 369 helicopter, based in Peru, Indiana, will be at the fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Friday and 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Memberships will be available to purchase, which will provide members a ride in the chopper. Military vehicles and weapons displayed will be presented by the Marlboro Volunteers, the Ohio Motorpool and the Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors. There will also be a military memorabilia and vehicle parts swap meet and sale. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event, and camping is available. Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, beginning at 10:15 a.m. A military service pass and review will held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Military vehicles will start at the East Sandusky Street entrance and be driven down the fairgrounds midway. There will be a display of military vehicles and weapons, and war re-enactments. A GI breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Building D and serving will continue until the food is gone. Col. Rodney D. “Chip” Tansill, U.S. Army retired, will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Tansill was named director of the state Department of Veteran Services in September 2015 by Gov. John Kasich. Following the breakfast, the veterans recognition and awards program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $6 and tickets are available at the door. Show admission is not included with the breakfast ticket. For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit www.findlaymilitaryshow.org
9:00 am City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 19 @ 9:00 am
City Mission’s third annual golf outing will be held May 19 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team and sponsorship registration are available at www.findlaymission.org or by emailing Joy Barger at joybarger@findlaymission.org.
6:00 pm Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle @ St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle @ St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Participants of Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle will meet from 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road. David Isaiah will lead the group in worship. If the weather is good, participants will walk in Findlay. The inaugural meeting was held in conjunction with the prayer kickoff for the Backyard Mission Trip in April. The idea involves walking and praying for each household as you pass.
6:30 pm The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“The Amazing Race” will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, with team games held around the church, 120 W. Sandusky St. The all-ages event will also include ice cream.
7:00 pm A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source @ Ritz Auditorium
A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source @ Ritz Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A community forum, “A New Way: Hemp as an Alternative Energy Source,” will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ritz Auditorium, in Old Main at the University of Findlay. Making presentations will be Matt Stolick, professor of philosophy at the university; John Toupalik, a Findlay inventor; and Terry Cook, of Findlay, creator of topcatplan.com. The program is free and open to the public.
7:00 pm Classic Movie Night — “The Adventures of Robin Hood” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Classic Movie Night — “The Adventures of Robin Hood” @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. this evening with a screening of “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” The film, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland, won three Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture in 1939. Refreshments will be provided. Classic Movie Night is free and open to the public. This month’s film is sponsored by the Gleaner Life Insurance Society — Flag City Arbor.
8:00 pm Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20. All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link. Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door. It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package. The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm. Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love. There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults. For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.
8:00 pm Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
10:00 pm Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons @ Yucatan Findlay
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons @ Yucatan Findlay
May 19 @ 10:00 pm
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons will bring their brand of Americana rock ‘n’ roll to the Yucatan Findlay, 1851 Tiffin Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday, May 19. Admission is $5. The Columbus-based band was recently voted the No. 1 local band in Columbus Alive’s 2017 Readers’ Poll. Its sound combines electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy psychedelia. The band is touring in support of its second album, “Homemade Vision,” released in 2016. Like the band’s debut, “Hey Kid” — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — “Homemade Vision” was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, brought to life by a group of roots-rock musicians who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, “Homemade Vision” builds a sound where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula intersect. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. For more information, call the Yucatan Findlay at 419-425-1965 or visit www.angelaperley.com.

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