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Tree Town Festival @ Gormley Park
Tree Town Festival @ Gormley Park
Jul 8 all-day
Forest’s Tree Town Festival is set for this weekend in Gormley Park. For more information, call 419-273-2520 or email
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” @ Star Theatre
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” @ Star Theatre
Jul 8 all-day
The Star Players of Upper Sandusky will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as their summer 2018 musical. Although primarily an adult cast, several ensemble spots will be available to children ages 6-14.   The production will be staged June 29 through July 1 and July 5, 7 and 8. It will be directed and choreographed by Tina Pritchard, with Reid Barth as music director. Contact the Star Players via Facebook for more information.
The Well @ University of Findlay
The Well @ University of Findlay
Jul 8 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 .
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11:00 am First Presbyterian Church Community Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Community Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am
The next First Presbyterian Church community dinner will be served at 11 a.m. July 8 in the great room, 2330 S. Main St.
12:00 pm Flag City Daylily Tour
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The third annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 6 and 7 and from noon to 6 p.m. July 8. Admission to the self-guided tours are free. This spring the Flag City Daylily Tour was named the first “Daylily Ambassador” by the American Daylily Society. All nine gardens from the previous two years and this year have received this honor. All six gardeners are members of the American Daylily Society, and several of the gardeners are active members of Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay, as well as the Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society (Toledo), the Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society, and the Ohio Daylily Society (Mansfield). This year’s gardens are: • Sharon and Ron DeCooman, 4251 Hancock County 236, Arcadia. Located on the northeast side of Findlay, this garden is on a rural farm and includes 1,200 registered daylilies, many of which are for sale. This garden emphasizes tall, large flowered daylilies and includes many newer varieties by Margo Reed, Judy Davisson, Jamie Gossard, Sandy Holmes, and Dan Bachman. The garden includes many hostas and other perennials, as well as an extensive hybridizing program that has produced thousands of daylily seedlings that are on display in open fields. • Mike and Denise Anders, 712 Redfox Road, Findlay. There are more than 2,000 registered daylilies and non-registered seedlings growing in this east-side garden located on a half-acre city lot. Most of the daylilies are large-flowering classic forms. This “historic daylily garden” includes a substantial collection of cultivars by Steven Moldovan, Roy Woodhall and Ron Valente. It also features numerous hostas and a wide collection of garden art. • Linda and David Spahr, 9898 Township Road 234, Findlay. This classic country garden surrounds a white farm at a bend in the road in the middle of a large dairy farm. It includes many old and new daylilies mixed with hostas, perennials and annuals. There are many double-blooming daylilies, as well as numerous tall and late bloomers. • Richard and Robin Hopkins, 1214 Hurd Ave., Findlay. New to the tour this year is a “beginner” daylily collection with more than 200 registered cultivars in a garden located in one of Findlay’s historic south-end neighborhoods. It includes an assortment of hostas, as well as various perennials and annuals surrounding the Victorian house and original carriage house that were built in 1874. The garden also includes several water features, garden art, and a small chicken coop that all blend with the numerous plants. • Ann and George Brickner, 8755 Township Road 251, Findlay. Located on the far east side of Findlay, the Perennial Plant Peddler has over 1,200 newer and classic daylily cultivars and seedlings in this American Daylily Society “display garden.” Many of these plants are for sale and include all sizes, shapes, colors and forms of daylilies. The garden also includes more than 200 hosta varieties, 250 irises, and well over 1,000 other perennials. • Keith and Becky McClelland, 9728 County Road 37, Findlay. McClelland’s Daylilies is located south of Findlay, near the University of Findlay Western Equestrian Farm. The garden includes more than 500 older and newer daylilies, planted in raised beds that create the visual impact of a sea of color. Additionally, there are over 150 different types of hostas. The emphasis of this daylily garden is on extra-large forms, both spiders and doubles, from very early through very late bloomers, most of which are for sale. For more information about the Flag City Daylily Tour, check out their page on Facebook, send an email to, or call 419-889-8827.
6:00 pm Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Vanlue Vacation Bible School @ Vanlue Park Community Building
Jul 8 @ 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.

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