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Lima 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Lima 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Jun 10 all-day
Lima is gearing up for the 33rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals with three days of driving contests, displays, camping and more. The weekend is part of the Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Series and runs Friday to Sunday, June 8 to 10, at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway, Lima. The public can enter the event at 10 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. the following days. Friday’s events end at 10 p.m., Saturday’s events end at 11 p.m., and Sunday’s closing monster truck show commences at 3:30 p.m. Registration and tech inspection for event participants starts at 8 a.m. Friday to Sunday. Registration starts at noon Thursday, June 7, with tech inspection starting at 12:30 p.m. The 4-Wheel Jamboree is a series of family events geared toward the truck, Jeep and off-road enthusiast. It visits Lima; Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; and Indianapolis, Indiana, drawing truck enthusiasts from across the country and Canada. The event turns its hosting fairgrounds into a 4×4 playground for the four-wheel drive hobbyist, whether the participant likes to drive it, race it or just show it off. The series is also family-friendly, including a kid zone, a performance marketplace, monster truck racing, monster truck rides and a chance for fans to test-drive remote-controlled off-road crawlers. Drivers will test their skills in obstacle courses, a mud pit, UTV races, burnout contests and more, and there will also be a Miss 4-Wheel Jamboree Bikini Contest on June 10. This year’s event expands the nighttime activities, opening camping to both participants and spectators while adding the Lima Tug Fest, a bring-your-own-beverage, truck vs. truck event running from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, online at www.4wheeljamboree.com/buy-tickets-lima-4-wheel-jamboree or at the gate the day of the event. Admission is $20 per day for adults ($18 if purchased at O’Reilly), $10 per day for children ages 3 to 12, and free for younger kids with a paid adult. Parking is $5 and all sales are final. Reserved camping spots cost $130 with one vehicle or tent spot for a maximum of six people. All people camping will be required to have either have a participant wristband (two adults included with truck registration) or purchase a three-day event wristband if not a participant. Three day passes are discounted for campers and will be sold at check-in for $40. Early camping check-in begins June 7, from noon to 9 p.m., and check-in reopens from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8. No further check-ins will be accepted after this time. Sites are limited and campers are encouraged to register in advance. Spectators cannot bring coolers or pets, and the event takes place rain or shine. Those wanting to register their four-wheel drive vehicles into the event can call 317-236-6515 or visit the website. Pre-registration costs $75 through Sunday, June 3. On-site registration costs $90 and begins Thursday, June 7, at noon. Some individual events carry additional registration fees as well as required membership in the National Mud Racing Organization. The Miss 4-Wheel Jamboree contest is open to participants ages 18 and over, with registration papers available to print out on the website. A complete schedule of events is available at www.4wheeljamboree.com/lima-4-wheel-jamboree-schedule-events For more information, call the Allen County Agricultural Society at 419-228-7141 or visit www.4wheeljamboree.com
Bluffton Festival of Wheels @ Downtown Bluffton
Bluffton Festival of Wheels @ Downtown Bluffton
Jun 15 all-day
This year’s Festival of Wheels is Friday, June 15, in downtown Bluffton. Bluffton Lions Club sponsors the annual event.
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8:00 am Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club
Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am
The 29th annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will be held June 11 at the Findlay Country Club. Michael Reid, Pat McGowan and Findlay native Julie Cole will be guest professionals for the event. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a professionals’ clinic on the range. The golf tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Spectators may purchase an all-day pass for $10 to watch the tournament and have lunch. The event has raised over $2.7 million for local nonprofit organizations. Beneficiaries this year include Bridge Hospice, the Blanchard Valley Health System Center for Simulation and Clinical Education Excellence and the Julie Cole Golf Fund for junior golfers benefiting First Tour programming in Hancock County.
8:00 am Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Jun 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 11 @ 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.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
6:00 pm Beginning Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Beginning Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A beginning watercolor painting class with Jeanne Beutler will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. Participants will paint a view of water and seagrass. A $10 fee includes all supplies. Register by June 4 at 419-596-3727.
6:00 pm Carey Blue Devils Marching Band @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Carey Blue Devils Marching Band @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Carey Blue Devils Marching Band will perform at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Dorcas Carey Public Library. Attendees should bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the library’s meeting room.
8:00 am Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Jun 12 @ 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 12 @ 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 www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
6:00 pm The Healing Power of Nature @ Bluffton Public Library
The Healing Power of Nature @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Naturalist Beth Theisen of Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks will present “The Healing Power of Nature” at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is intended for adults, and registration is required by Thursday. At 6 p.m. July 17, Theisen will present “Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed” at the library.
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 www.hancockhistoricalmuseum.org.
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 www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org 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 www.e-fnb.com. 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 www.e-FNB.com. RSVPs are requested by June 11.
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 www.HancockParks.com 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.
8:00 am Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Summer Ice Skating Camp @ The Cube
Jun 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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.
4:30 pm Apt. 3 @ Mazza Museum
Apt. 3 @ Mazza Museum
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is introducing “Apt. 3,” a young professionals group that the museum will host at after-work receptions and networking events. The first gathering is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 201 College St. Individuals who bring a donation for the museum’s art room will be admitted free. Ink stamps, Crayola watercolor sets and washable markers, Scotch tape and glue sticks are some of the preferred donations. Subsequent events and receptions will be held about every three months, and will coincide with gallery rotations, according to Kerry Teeple, museum deputy director. Other scheduled receptions will be Dec. 28, March 13 and June 14. Apt. 3 members will be exposed to cultural, literary and artistic experiences, and can enjoy additional social interaction while also supporting the Mazza Museum. Drinks from local brewers and vintners, snacks and a short keynote presentation will be included with each event. Museum organizers hope Apt. 3 will serve as an additional, complementary option for members of Findlay Young Professionals and others between the ages of 18 and 40 who are seeking after-work cultural enrichment. The Apt. 3 name is derived from one of the four original pieces of art that the museum collected. Created by Ezra Jack Keats, the “Apt. 3” illustration was purchased in 1982. The Mazza Museum bills itself as “the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world.” The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich lives through the art of picture books.
4:30 pm The Health Benefits of Strawberries @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
The Health Benefits of Strawberries @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chef Tara, owner of Eleat Culinary Services, will teach participants about the health benefits of strawberries during a free program from 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 14 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Attendees will taste locally produced strawberries and both sweet and savory dishes prepared with berries. Registration is required by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org or by calling 419-422-1712, ext. 245.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jun 14 @ 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.
9:00 am First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 15 @ 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 www.findlayfpc.org to register, or contact Brent Neuenschwander at brent@findlayfpc.org for more details.
9:45 am Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 15 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of teaching reading, writing, English, life skills or subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. No professional training or education is required. Register by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
1:00 pm Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Matinee @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Matinee @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a movie matinee at 1 p.m. Friday. The film “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown. A freewill donation includes popcorn and a drink.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
5:00 pm Rally in the Alley
Rally in the Alley
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit www.bigreddeluxe.com and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
9:00 pm Findlay Family YMCA Glow Run @ Downtown Findlay
Findlay Family YMCA Glow Run @ Downtown Findlay
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
 
9:00 am Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
A “Beat the Heat Yoga Retreat,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. June 9, 16 and 30 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Katy Mercer, a certified yoga instructor at Harmony Yoga, will lead the yoga series for beginners. Participants will focus on practicing poses that help cool down the body and mind, with a slow progression suitable for all ages. Participants must be at least 10 years old and children must register with a participating adult. Register, with $10 per person, by 4 p.m. the Friday before each class online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
9:00 am Classic Memories Car and Truck Show @ Owens Community College
Classic Memories Car and Truck Show @ Owens Community College
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Flag City Classics car club’s 13th annual Classic Memories car and truck show will include food, music, dash plaques and a 50/50 raffle. It’s open to all makes, models and years of cars or trucks, with sponsor trophies and other awards chosen by participant voting. The club is looking for additional sponsors to help with the cost of this show, and all proceeds go to local charitable causes.
1:00 pm Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Swiss Homestead at 8350 Bixel Road, Bluffton, will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. every Saturday through August. Areas open to visitors will include the restored 1843 house; reconstructed summer kitchen; restored workshop; 1850s kitchen garden; an outdoor bake oven; and extensive grounds. Docents will be available to interpret the homestead’s history each weekend. The 1854 barn will be open the last Saturday of each month only. Special activities will take place the second Saturday of each month: June 9 — making butter in the summer kitchen; July 14 — children’s games; Aug. 11 — working with tools in the workshop. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 16 and younger and members of the Swiss Community Historical Society.
4:00 pm Junior AMVETS Carnival Fundraiser @ AMVETS Post 21
Junior AMVETS Carnival Fundraiser @ AMVETS Post 21
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm
The Junior AMVETS of AMVETS post 21 will host a carnival fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. today at the post home at 423 Trenton Ave. The festivities will begin with carnival-type games outside including a dunk tank, Plinko, balloon darts, pie-in-the-face and more. There will be prizes available at each game. There will also be a photo booth with props where patrons will get an instant Polaroid picture. There will be raffle items available throughout the event, as well as a silent auction. Hot dogs/bratwurst and side dishes will also be served for dinner. Evening entertainment in the canteen will be provided by Joe Lowery of Time Warp Mobile DJ. Meanwhile, the kids will be in a separate room participating in a dance contest. Proceeds from this carnival fundraiser will be donated to Save the 22, which provides 24-hour counseling services in an effort to prevent the suicide of an average of 22 veterans per day who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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