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Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Aug 9 all-day
The 118th annual Hancock County Camp meeting will be held at Bible Methodist Church, 529 Stadium Drive, Monday through Aug. 12. The Missionary Service will be held Thursday, with representatives from the Kentucky Holiness Association, Evangelistic Faith Missions and Holiness Pilgrim Mission. Marlin Hotle of Tennessee will be the evangelist and the Whitaker family will be in charge of music. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 9 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Wings of Freedom Tour @ Allen County Airport
Wings of Freedom Tour @ Allen County Airport
Aug 9 all-day
The world’s only flying B-24 bomber and one of nine airworthy B-17 bombers will fly into Lima as part of the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour.” The World War II-era aircraft will be available for tours as well as opportunities to take a 30-minute flight. Tours are $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, with school-group discounts. Flights on the planes are $450 per person. Ground tours run 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8, 9 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10. Flights scheduled before and after these times. Reach the airport at 419-227-3225. For ride reservations, call 800-568-8924.
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10:00 am Discovery Explorers: Skeletons @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Discovery Explorers: Skeletons @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hancock Park District’s “Discovery Explorers” series, designed for youngsters 6 to 10 years old, will have a program about skeletons with a short talk, activities and a craft in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday. Participants, an adult companion, and siblings may attend either program. The program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
10:00 am Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am
Portage Holiness Camp will be held Aug. 1-12, with daily services for the public at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Services will be led by the Rev. Lane Loman and the Rev. Gary Bond. Simultaneously, youth services and sporting activities will be led by the Rev. Brad Buhro for ages 12-18. The camp is located one mile east of Portage, and overnight facilities are available with reservations. The precamp concert, featuring the Morse Family Singers, will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Portage Camp Tabernacle. For reservations, contact Dave Doolittle at 567-208-8693 or itsthatdoolittle@es.com. More information is at www.portageholinesscamp.org.
10:30 am Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 9 @ 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 “circus” theme. A special craft will be made with a small snack provided. Registration and payment due by Friday, Aug. 3. Time is 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
Aug 9 @ 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.
1:00 pm Head, Neck and Skin Cancer Screenings @ The Armes Family Cancer Care Center
Head, Neck and Skin Cancer Screenings @ The Armes Family Cancer Care Center
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer head, neck and skin cancer screenings to the community from 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday. Screenings are available by appointment only at 419-429-6428, and individuals may schedule one or both screenings. These cancer screenings will take place at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, 15990 Medical Drive South. All individuals are encouraged to receive a head, neck and/or skin cancer screening as a precaution. Those with a family history of mouth, neck and/or skin cancer, or who have been exposed to large amounts of ultraviolet (UV) light and are not under the care of a dermatologist, are especially encouraged to attend. Also at risk are those who use tobacco products, have a significant history of tobacco use and/or alcohol use, or do not receive regular dental screenings. Family physicians can perform these screenings if individuals cannot attend this event.
3:00 pm Glenwood Middle School Open Houses/Orientation @ Glenwood Middle School
Glenwood Middle School Open Houses/Orientation @ Glenwood Middle School
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Glenwood Middle School open houses and orientation for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows: Sixth grade orientation will be Thursday, Aug. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for students only. Parents can join them from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the open house. Seventh grade open house for parents and students is Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. and eighth grade will be from 5 to 6 p.m.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 9 @ 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.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Aug 9 @ 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 ewingd@mccombschool.org.
6:00 pm Line Dancing with Dancing Barb @ Bluffton Public Library
Line Dancing with Dancing Barb @ Bluffton Public Library
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Line dancing with Dancing Barb will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. Participants 18 and older will dance in socks since the floor is carpeted. Registration is required by calling 419-358-5016.      
6:00 pm Trinity United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 N. Pratt St., Ottawa, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-9. Each day will begin with a “Blast to the Past Bash” where children will sing, shout, praise, pray and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. The event is open to ages 4 through fourth grade. Older youth, teens and adults can volunteer to lead stations, serve as crew leaders or help in other areas. Stop by the church office to pick up a registration form or call 419-523-6496.
7:00 pm Hancock Park District Hunting-with-Permission Lottery @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Hancock Park District Hunting-with-Permission Lottery @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Park District’s Hunting-with-Permission Lottery program for county residents and landowners, in cooperation with state Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. A mandatory informational meeting will precede the lottery in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. The meeting will cover rules and regulations for interested participants at the Heritage Trail Center at Litzenberg Memorial Woods property. Hunters must be present to participate in the lottery. After the informational meeting, lottery winners will be chosen from the following categories: five deer/gun permits; five deer/muzzleloader permits; 10 small game permits; 10 deer/archery permits; five youth hunt permits. Interested youth must be 17 years of age or younger at the time of the drawing in order to be eligible for youth hunting permits. All permits will be issued immediately following each drawing. Maps, parking passes and information sheets will also be available. After the drawing, youth selected for the youth hunt permits, and their adult companions, are required to attend a brief informational meeting about the youth hunt, which will be held Nov. 17 and 18. The hunting season at Litzenberg Memorial Woods will be from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019. Additional information about the lottery program is available from the park district office, 419-425-7275, or an information sheet is available online at: www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New?” section.
7:00 pm With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
Aug 9 @ 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.
8:00 pm You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” gang will leap off the funny pages and onto the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage for three blocks (but not “blockheads”) of musical performances. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will run July 26 to 29, Aug. 2 to 5 and Aug. 9 to 12. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other shows starting at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday for $15, with a $1.50 service charge per ticket with credit cards. They can be reserved in person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St., over the phone at 567-525-3636 during box office hours or online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, the show features music and lyrics by Clark Gesner with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and extra dialogue by Michael Mayer. The story follows bossy Lucy (Samantha Henry), hopelessly in love with piano prodigy, Schroeder (David Marquart), who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Ashley Carey) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Rob Stauffer). Snoopy (Seth Carey) is continuing his adventures as the Red Baron; and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (Patrick Davis), pines for “the little red-headed girl” without getting a single Valentine from his classmates. Key members of the gang get a song or two in the spotlight: Charlie Brown sings about battling his friendly enemy, “The Kite”; Lucy dispenses some psychiatric help when “The Doctor is In”; Snoopy dishes about “Suppertime”; thoughtful Linus sings about “My Blanket and Me”; Schroeder delivers his own version of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”; and the entire company performs “Happiness” and also lets the star of the show know “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Aeryn Williams directs the show along with the music, Caroline Guy choreographs and Jordan Gottschalk produces. Orchestra members include Tina Matteson on piano, Mara Wallace on bass, Brian Fortin on percussion, Tom Carey on violin, and Desra Dabney on reeds. For more information, visit Fort Findlay’s website or click on “Our Shows” at www.tamswitmark.com

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