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Hardin County Fair @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Hardin County Fair @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Sep 9 all-day
Country artist Dylan Scott will headline the 2018 Hardin County Fair, which begins today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Kenton. Scott along with the music duo Brown & Gray will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the grandstand. General admission tickets for the concert are $15, assigned seating tickets are $20 and track standing/seating tickets are $25. Scott’s single “My Girl” was No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts in 2016, and “Hooked,” a second single by the Louisiana native, reached sixth on Country Airplay in 2017. Other grandstand events include harness racing on Thursday, a truck and tractor pull Friday night, and a demolition derby on Sunday. Admission to the harness racing is free. Tickets for the pull and the demolition derby are $6 for general admission, $8 for reserved seats and $10 for pit passes. The Children’s Entertainment Lawn will feature children’s activities and events each day of the fair, including the Dino-Roar Show, and glass blower and wood carver presentations. Admission to the fair is $9 for those ages 9 and over. A season pass, which admits one adult and a family’s school-age children all week is $20. Veterans are admitted free on Tuesday, and senior citizens (ages 60 and over) get in free on Friday. All-day wristbands for the amusement rides are $12. The fair schedule is as follows: TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair swine show — Show Arena; born and raised market goat show — Small Animal Show Arena; 4-H horse speed show — Horse Arena. Noon — Open class flower show — Arts and Crafts Building; dairy breeding — Show Arena; pygmy, breeding, and market goat show — Small Animal Show Arena; official fair opening — Gazebo. 1 p.m. — Children’s pedal tractor pull — Shelter House. 1:30 p.m. — Veterans program — Community Building. 2 p.m. — Homemaker Dish Day — Community Building. 3:30 p.m. — Junior Fair Beef Skill-a-thon Contest — Beef Barn; Homemaker demonstrations – Community Building. 4 p.m. — Youth judging — Arts and Crafts Building. 4:15 p.m. — Children’s activities — Community Building. 6 p.m. — Junior fair beef education clinic — Show Arena; children’s dish day contest — Community Building. 7 p.m. — Crowning of junior fair king and queen and high school band show — Grandstand; wine judging — Arts and Crafts Building. WEDNESDAY 8 a.m. — Open class beef show — Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse and pony pleasure show — Horse Show Arena; Junior fair rabbit show — Small Arena Show Arena; Junior fair beef showmanship — Show Arena. 11 a.m. — Junior fair born and raised show — Show Arena; pork dish day — Community Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open class wool show. 1 p.m. — Open class and junior fair sheep breeding show — Show Arena. 1:45 p.m. — Homemaker demonstrations — Community Building. 2 p.m. — Junior fair dairy show — Show Arena. 4:15 p.m. — Children’s and teen activities — Community Building. 6 p.m. — Junior fair market lamb show — Show Arena; teen chopped challenge (Grades 7-12) — Community Building. 7 p.m. — Tug-A-Truck — Grandstand. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair dairy beef show — Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair poultry show — Small Animal Show Arena. 11 a.m. — Harness Racing — Grandstand. 1:45 p.m. — Homemaker demonstrations — Community Building. 2 p.m. — Junior fair sheep showmanship and born and raised lamb show — Show Arena. 4 p.m. — Junior fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Show — Show Arena. 4:15 p.m. — Children and Teen Activities — Community Building. 5:30 p.m. — Girl’s group progressive fair meal (Grades 4-6) — Community Building. 6 p.m. — Harness racing — Grandstand. 7 p.m. — Junior fair Steer Show — Show Arena; ‘just kidding around’ goat fun for kids — Small Animal Show Arena. FRIDAY 8 a.m. — Born and raised market hog show — Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Open class draft horse and pony show — Grandstand. 10 a.m. — Dairy beef feeder buy-back auction — behind Dairy Feeder Barn. 11:30 a.m. — Antique tractor parade — Fairgrounds. Noon — Open class dairy show — Show Arena; flower show — Arts and Crafts Building; children’s pee wee dairy showmanship — Show Arena 1:45 p.m. — Homemakers demonstrations — Community Building. 2 p.m. — Columbus Zoo — Goshen Barn. 7 p.m. — Truck and tractor pull — Grandstand. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale — Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Dog show — Shelter house. 6 p.m. — Sheep Lead Contest — Show Arena. 8 p.m. — Dylan Scott and Brown and Gray concert — Grandstand. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Hour of inspiration — Grandstand. 11:45 a.m. — Wood carving and glass blown items auction — Gazebo. 1 p.m. — County show choir show — Grandstand; swine pee wee showmanship — Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Showman of showmen contest — Show Arena. 5 p.m. — Girl Scout award program — Community Building. 6 p.m. — Demolition derby — Grandstand.
Black Swamp Arts Festival @ Downtown Bowling Green
Black Swamp Arts Festival @ Downtown Bowling Green
Sep 9 all-day
 
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Sep 11 all-day
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky. Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building. Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10. Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday. Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair. The fair schedule is as follows: TODAY 8 a.m. — Opening of 167th Wyandot County Fair. 9 a.m. — Flag-raising ceremony. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Junior and open dairy show – arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon to 2 p.m. — Veterans Day luncheon – Masters Building. 4 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Open class swine show; open class rabbit show – arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair king and queen pageant – Masters Building. 6:30 p.m. — Parade. 7:30 p.m. — County high school band show – grandstand. WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 1 p.m. — Junior fair horse contesting – horse arena. 2 p.m. — Open market lamb show with open and junior breeding sheep immediately following. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship and poultry show – goat arena. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 5:30 p.m. — Upper Galaxy Twirlers – outside Masters Building. 7 p.m. — County high school music show – Masters Building. THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior dairy feeders – arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood Carvings – Conservation Building. 10:30 a.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Farm Bureau agricultural seminars. 11:30 a.m. — Lunch (tickets available at Senior Center) – Masters Building. 12:30 p.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Junior beef breeding — arena. 2 to 6 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 3 p.m. — Junior beef feeder calf show – arena. 4 p.m. — Venison chili – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 6 p.m. — Turkey calling – Conservation Building; Junior beef show; BW Twirlers – outside Masters Building. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Pony show – horse arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon — Junior fair showman of showmen – arena; Wyandot County Business Showcase – Masters Building. 3 p.m. — National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association – outside Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Fun with Farm Bureau – arena. 6:30 p.m. — Truck pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits) – grandstand. 8 to 11 p.m. — The Rough Country Band – Masters Building. SATURDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale – arena. 10 a.m. — Culinary Saturday Contests – Masters Building; Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Venison stew – Conservation Building. Noon to 4 p.m. — Voting for fair directors – Masters Building. 1 p.m. — Zippy and Slow Tones – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Straw-stacking contest. 3:30 p.m. — Star kids – Masters Building. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – arena; Tractor pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits). 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Backroads Band opening for Whey Jennings – Masters Building. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Mass – arena. Noon — Wood carvings located by Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Fun show – junior horse arena. 1 p.m. — Calf scramble 0 Arena. 1:30 to 7 p.m. — Gospel concert – mast. 4 p.m. — Demolition derby ($10 grandstand and seats pits).
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Sep 12 all-day
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky. Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building. Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10. Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday. Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair. The fair schedule is as follows: TODAY 8 a.m. — Opening of 167th Wyandot County Fair. 9 a.m. — Flag-raising ceremony. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Junior and open dairy show – arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon to 2 p.m. — Veterans Day luncheon – Masters Building. 4 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Open class swine show; open class rabbit show – arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair king and queen pageant – Masters Building. 6:30 p.m. — Parade. 7:30 p.m. — County high school band show – grandstand. WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 1 p.m. — Junior fair horse contesting – horse arena. 2 p.m. — Open market lamb show with open and junior breeding sheep immediately following. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship and poultry show – goat arena. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 5:30 p.m. — Upper Galaxy Twirlers – outside Masters Building. 7 p.m. — County high school music show – Masters Building. THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior dairy feeders – arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood Carvings – Conservation Building. 10:30 a.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Farm Bureau agricultural seminars. 11:30 a.m. — Lunch (tickets available at Senior Center) – Masters Building. 12:30 p.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Junior beef breeding — arena. 2 to 6 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 3 p.m. — Junior beef feeder calf show – arena. 4 p.m. — Venison chili – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 6 p.m. — Turkey calling – Conservation Building; Junior beef show; BW Twirlers – outside Masters Building. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Pony show – horse arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon — Junior fair showman of showmen – arena; Wyandot County Business Showcase – Masters Building. 3 p.m. — National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association – outside Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Fun with Farm Bureau – arena. 6:30 p.m. — Truck pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits) – grandstand. 8 to 11 p.m. — The Rough Country Band – Masters Building. SATURDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale – arena. 10 a.m. — Culinary Saturday Contests – Masters Building; Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Venison stew – Conservation Building. Noon to 4 p.m. — Voting for fair directors – Masters Building. 1 p.m. — Zippy and Slow Tones – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Straw-stacking contest. 3:30 p.m. — Star kids – Masters Building. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – arena; Tractor pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits). 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Backroads Band opening for Whey Jennings – Masters Building. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Mass – arena. Noon — Wood carvings located by Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Fun show – junior horse arena. 1 p.m. — Calf scramble 0 Arena. 1:30 to 7 p.m. — Gospel concert – mast. 4 p.m. — Demolition derby ($10 grandstand and seats pits).
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Sep 13 all-day
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky. Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building. Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10. Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday. Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair. The fair schedule is as follows: TODAY 8 a.m. — Opening of 167th Wyandot County Fair. 9 a.m. — Flag-raising ceremony. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Junior and open dairy show – arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon to 2 p.m. — Veterans Day luncheon – Masters Building. 4 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Open class swine show; open class rabbit show – arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair king and queen pageant – Masters Building. 6:30 p.m. — Parade. 7:30 p.m. — County high school band show – grandstand. WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 1 p.m. — Junior fair horse contesting – horse arena. 2 p.m. — Open market lamb show with open and junior breeding sheep immediately following. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship and poultry show – goat arena. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 5:30 p.m. — Upper Galaxy Twirlers – outside Masters Building. 7 p.m. — County high school music show – Masters Building. THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior dairy feeders – arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood Carvings – Conservation Building. 10:30 a.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Farm Bureau agricultural seminars. 11:30 a.m. — Lunch (tickets available at Senior Center) – Masters Building. 12:30 p.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Junior beef breeding — arena. 2 to 6 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 3 p.m. — Junior beef feeder calf show – arena. 4 p.m. — Venison chili – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 6 p.m. — Turkey calling – Conservation Building; Junior beef show; BW Twirlers – outside Masters Building. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Pony show – horse arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon — Junior fair showman of showmen – arena; Wyandot County Business Showcase – Masters Building. 3 p.m. — National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association – outside Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Fun with Farm Bureau – arena. 6:30 p.m. — Truck pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits) – grandstand. 8 to 11 p.m. — The Rough Country Band – Masters Building. SATURDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale – arena. 10 a.m. — Culinary Saturday Contests – Masters Building; Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Venison stew – Conservation Building. Noon to 4 p.m. — Voting for fair directors – Masters Building. 1 p.m. — Zippy and Slow Tones – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Straw-stacking contest. 3:30 p.m. — Star kids – Masters Building. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – arena; Tractor pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits). 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Backroads Band opening for Whey Jennings – Masters Building. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Mass – arena. Noon — Wood carvings located by Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Fun show – junior horse arena. 1 p.m. — Calf scramble 0 Arena. 1:30 to 7 p.m. — Gospel concert – mast. 4 p.m. — Demolition derby ($10 grandstand and seats pits).
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Sep 14 all-day
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky. Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building. Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10. Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday. Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair. The fair schedule is as follows: TODAY 8 a.m. — Opening of 167th Wyandot County Fair. 9 a.m. — Flag-raising ceremony. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Junior and open dairy show – arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon to 2 p.m. — Veterans Day luncheon – Masters Building. 4 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Open class swine show; open class rabbit show – arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair king and queen pageant – Masters Building. 6:30 p.m. — Parade. 7:30 p.m. — County high school band show – grandstand. WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 1 p.m. — Junior fair horse contesting – horse arena. 2 p.m. — Open market lamb show with open and junior breeding sheep immediately following. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship and poultry show – goat arena. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 5:30 p.m. — Upper Galaxy Twirlers – outside Masters Building. 7 p.m. — County high school music show – Masters Building. THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior dairy feeders – arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood Carvings – Conservation Building. 10:30 a.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Farm Bureau agricultural seminars. 11:30 a.m. — Lunch (tickets available at Senior Center) – Masters Building. 12:30 p.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Junior beef breeding — arena. 2 to 6 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 3 p.m. — Junior beef feeder calf show – arena. 4 p.m. — Venison chili – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 6 p.m. — Turkey calling – Conservation Building; Junior beef show; BW Twirlers – outside Masters Building. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Pony show – horse arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon — Junior fair showman of showmen – arena; Wyandot County Business Showcase – Masters Building. 3 p.m. — National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association – outside Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Fun with Farm Bureau – arena. 6:30 p.m. — Truck pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits) – grandstand. 8 to 11 p.m. — The Rough Country Band – Masters Building. SATURDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale – arena. 10 a.m. — Culinary Saturday Contests – Masters Building; Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Venison stew – Conservation Building. Noon to 4 p.m. — Voting for fair directors – Masters Building. 1 p.m. — Zippy and Slow Tones – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Straw-stacking contest. 3:30 p.m. — Star kids – Masters Building. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – arena; Tractor pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits). 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Backroads Band opening for Whey Jennings – Masters Building. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Mass – arena. Noon — Wood carvings located by Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Fun show – junior horse arena. 1 p.m. — Calf scramble 0 Arena. 1:30 to 7 p.m. — Gospel concert – mast. 4 p.m. — Demolition derby ($10 grandstand and seats pits).
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Wyandot County Fair @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Sep 15 all-day
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky. Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building. Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10. Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday. Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair. The fair schedule is as follows: TODAY 8 a.m. — Opening of 167th Wyandot County Fair. 9 a.m. — Flag-raising ceremony. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Junior and open dairy show – arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon to 2 p.m. — Veterans Day luncheon – Masters Building. 4 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Open class swine show; open class rabbit show – arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair king and queen pageant – Masters Building. 6:30 p.m. — Parade. 7:30 p.m. — County high school band show – grandstand. WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 1 p.m. — Junior fair horse contesting – horse arena. 2 p.m. — Open market lamb show with open and junior breeding sheep immediately following. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship and poultry show – goat arena. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 5:30 p.m. — Upper Galaxy Twirlers – outside Masters Building. 7 p.m. — County high school music show – Masters Building. THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior dairy feeders – arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. — Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood Carvings – Conservation Building. 10:30 a.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Farm Bureau agricultural seminars. 11:30 a.m. — Lunch (tickets available at Senior Center) – Masters Building. 12:30 p.m. — Senior entertainment – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Junior beef breeding — arena. 2 to 6 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 3 p.m. — Junior beef feeder calf show – arena. 4 p.m. — Venison chili – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Parimutuel harness racing – grandstand. 6 p.m. — Turkey calling – Conservation Building; Junior beef show; BW Twirlers – outside Masters Building. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Pony show – horse arena. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. Noon — Junior fair showman of showmen – arena; Wyandot County Business Showcase – Masters Building. 3 p.m. — National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association – outside Masters Building. 4 to 8 p.m. — Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 5 p.m. — Fun with Farm Bureau – arena. 6:30 p.m. — Truck pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits) – grandstand. 8 to 11 p.m. — The Rough Country Band – Masters Building. SATURDAY 9 a.m. — Junior fair livestock sale – arena. 10 a.m. — Culinary Saturday Contests – Masters Building; Birds of prey – Conservation Building. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Health screenings – Wyandot Memorial Hospital booth. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wood carvings – Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Venison stew – Conservation Building. Noon to 4 p.m. — Voting for fair directors – Masters Building. 1 p.m. — Zippy and Slow Tones – Masters Building. 2 p.m. — Straw-stacking contest. 3:30 p.m. — Star kids – Masters Building. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – arena; Tractor pull ($10 grandstand and seats pits). 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Backroads Band opening for Whey Jennings – Masters Building. SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. — Mass – arena. Noon — Wood carvings located by Conservation Building. 11 a.m. — Fun show – junior horse arena. 1 p.m. — Calf scramble 0 Arena. 1:30 to 7 p.m. — Gospel concert – mast. 4 p.m. — Demolition derby ($10 grandstand and seats pits).
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 15 all-day
NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation. The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26. Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.
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7:30 am Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour
Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour
Sep 9 @ 7:30 am
Registration is underway for the 48th annual Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour, being held Sunday. Approximately 500 people typically turn out for the ride, with routes ranging from 20 to 100 miles. Event coordinator Paul Craun encourages individuals and families to consider participating in the short 20- or 33-mile routes, which take riders from the starting point at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Recreation Center to Pleasant Grove Church near Bluffton. There, they will be treated to live dulcimer music, a campfire and lots of refreshments. “We’re trying to get local people to come out, sit around a park-like setting, have a nice community campfire with an easy 10-mile ride in, 10 miles out,” Craun said. Anyone who embarks on any of the other routes, which include 50, 68 or 100 miles, will pass by this rest stop, Craun said. Longer routes take riders to Ottawa. Activities begin at the Koehler Center, 1250 N. Main St., from 4-9 p.m. Saturday with packet pickup and vendor displays. A Dietsch’s ice cream social runs from 5-7:30 p.m., and steel drum musician Tim Mattis will perform from 5:30-7:30. Ride-day packet pickup is available from 6:30-9 a.m. Bagels and coffee will be served from 6:15-8:15. Riders will depart at their convenience, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., taking into consideration the lunch and rest stop times for their route. A welcome-back reception will take place from 1-6 p.m. at the Koehler Center, featuring certificate stickers and ride patches, professional sports massages, ice cream and showers. Registration is available at www.hancockhorizontalhundred.com. Call Craun at 419-424-8782 for more information.
1:00 pm McKinnis House Open House: Medicines in the 1840s @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
McKinnis House Open House: Medicines in the 1840s @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 about medicines in the 1840s. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
9:00 am Town and Campus @ UF President Home
Town and Campus @ UF President Home
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am
Town and Campus will meet Monday in the tent by the home of university president Katherine Fell. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with refreshments. The service club supports the university with scholarships.
10:00 am End of Summer/Beginning of Fall Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
End of Summer/Beginning of Fall Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program about the end of summer and beginning of fall, for 3- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult, will be presented by Hancock Park District staff on Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The free program requires no registration. The program will include a story and crafts about fall wildflowers. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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.
5:30 pm Thrive Over 50 @ 50 North
Thrive Over 50 @ 50 North
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
“Thrive Over 50,” a healthy living coaching presentation with Anne Hayes, will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at 50 North. The session is designed to help attendees improve their nutrition, learn how to ward off disease, build their immune system, reduce inflammation in the body, improve brain health, conquer weight concerns, develop an accountability plan and more by implementing simple lifestyle changes which encourage a nutrient-based foundation. Registration is required, but the program is free. Call 419-423-8496.
6:00 pm Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 24 at the Bluffton Public Library. This is a song-circle style jam session that anyone is welcome to join. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
12:00 pm UF 9/11 Service @ Flagpole in front of Old Main, University of Findlay
UF 9/11 Service @ Flagpole in front of Old Main, University of Findlay
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm
The public is welcome to attend the University of Findlay’s annual service to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the flagpole in front of Old Main, UF pastor Matt Ginter will offer comments and lead attendees in a brief prayer.
2:00 pm Business 2 Business Networking @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Business 2 Business Networking @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will host Business 2 Business Networking at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This fast-paced networking event will offer the opportunity to meet up to 20 business professionals, one on one, in five-minute increments. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Register and pay online at FindlayHancockChamber.com, 419-422-3313 or by emailing rsvp@FindlayHancockChamber.com.
3:30 pm Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Bluffton Public Library has announced “Chill Zone” begins Aug. 28 with a special DIY Bow Tie event. The program is held every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and is open to anyone in sixth through 12th grade. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events, crafts and snacks. The Bluffton Public Library is located at 145 S. Main St. Call 419-358-5016 for more details.
4:30 pm Technology Courses @ Bluffton Public Library
Technology Courses @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Matt Motes, information technologist, will teach a series of technology courses Sept. 11 at the Bluffton Public Library. A Microsoft Word class will be offered at 4:30 p.m., followed by Cyber Security at 5:30 and Cloud Computing at 6:30. Registration is required, and participants are welcome to register for one, two or all three sessions. Call the library at 419-358-5016.
6:00 pm Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
6:30 pm Blessing of our Guardians Service @ Connections Church
Blessing of our Guardians Service @ Connections Church
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Connections Church will host a Blessing of our Guardians service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the church, 700 Rockwell Ave. The short service will honor first responders, firefighters, police officers and veterans from Hancock County and the surrounding area. Pastors from area churches are encouraged to attend. Free Dietsch’s ice cream and other refreshments will be served. Call Lin Drebert at 567-429-1898 or email unomerlion@gmail.com for more information. RSVP is requested by Monday.
6:30 pm Symphony Storytime @ Putnam County District Library, Ottawa
Symphony Storytime @ Putnam County District Library, Ottawa
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will present a free “Symphony Storytime” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Visitors will be encouraged to enjoy books such as “Pete the Cat,” “Peter Rabbit” and “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” accompanied by classical masterworks performed by a string quartet.
7:00 pm Findlay Garden Club: “Succulents and Cactuses” @ Fox Run Manor
Findlay Garden Club: “Succulents and Cactuses” @ Fox Run Manor
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay Garden Club will present “Succulents and Cactuses,” presented by Feasel’s Garden Center greenhouse manager Maxine Shearer, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145. Shearer will show different plants and explain their care. The public is invited to attend.
3:30 pm National Video Games Day at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
National Video Games Day at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
National Video Games Day will be celebrated from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton Public Library. Participants are invited to bring their console and games to share with others. All games must be rated “E for Everyone,” and children ages 8 and younger require an adult to be present with them. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
6:00 pm Put-a-Cork in Cancer @ Gillig Winery
Put-a-Cork in Cancer @ Gillig Winery
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Put-a-Cork in Cancer fundraiser will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gillig Winery, 1720 Northridge Road. Attendees will hear firsthand how the network allows ACS’s volunteers to make a difference in the fight against cancer while enjoying an evening of wine, music, auction times and snacks. Tickets are $26, available at https://www.acscan.org/events/put-cork-cancer-findlay-oh .
6:30 pm Bible Fellowship Church Family Carnival @ Bible Fellowship Church
Bible Fellowship Church Family Carnival @ Bible Fellowship Church
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bible Fellowship Church, 11906 W. Fellowship Drive, Arlington, will host a free family carnival from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12 to kick off its weekly KYB (Knowing Your Bible) program. The carnival will feature games, inflatables and snacks. KYB is open to children ages 4 through 12th grade and meets Wednesday evenings. Contact the church at 419-365-5276 or church@bfcarlington.info for more information.
10:00 am Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library will host a Babies Love Books program at 10 a.m. Thursday. Activities promoting language and motor development will target babies and toddlers through age 3. No prior registration is required, but children must be accompanied by a parent or child care provider who will participate in the program
1:00 pm A Matter of Balance @ 50 North
A Matter of Balance @ 50 North
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Falling is a real fear for many senior citizens, but a program of the Area Agency on Aging 3 is looking to help with that. An eight-week class titled “A Matter of Balance” educates seniors on how to make changes to their home and their lifestyle to help reduce the risk of falls. Exercises to increase strength and balance are also taught. Facilitator Dancie Mohler is a health education coordinator for the agency on aging and has been involved with the program for eight years. The evidence-based program was created by Boston University’s Roybal Center in Applied Gerontology and the New England Research Institutes with funding from the National Institute on Aging. The first class at 50 North was held Sept. 6. Sessions continue from 1-3 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 25. Mohler also explained that falling leads to the fear of falling, which leads to more falls. “A Matter of Balance” is designed to help combat that fear and the hesitancy that goes along with it, she said. Session 2 this Thursday will include a discussion on thoughts and concerns about falling. Participants will hopefully feel comfortable enough to open up about their experiences, their challenges and their successes, said Mohler. Exercises start the third week of the program and will include shoulder rolls, foot circles, seated leg extensions and knee raises, toe stands, alternating steps, side steps, finger spreads, elbow touches and stretches. Some people may not want to continue with the series due to the exercises, Mohler predicted. She anticipates that some will be embarrassed because they can’t move like they did when they were younger. The fourth session Sept. 27 will focus on assertiveness and fall prevention, while the session on Oct. 5 will look at managing concerns about falling. A representative from the Findlay Fire Department will talk to the group about what emergency responders do when a Life Alert button is pushed. For the sixth session on Oct. 11, participants will be asked to look for risks inside their homes. Class members will talk about those results at the seventh session on Oct. 18. Mohler also hopes to bring someone in to talk about the various types of safety equipment on the market. Graduation day is set for Oct. 25. The class but free, but anyone interested must come this week or they will not be able to attend Sept. 20 when exercises are introduced for the first time. For more information, call 50 North at 419-423-8496.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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.
5:30 pm HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission. The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky. The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business. Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000. The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free. For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Sep 13 @ 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 Barb @ Bluffton Public Library
Line Dancing with Barb @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm
Line Dancing with Barb will be held for teens and adults at 6 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. RSVP at 419-358-5016. The floor is carpeted, so participants should bring a pair of clean socks.
7:00 pm With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
With Help There is Hope @ Aller Room, Blanchard Valley Hospital
Sep 13 @ 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.
9:00 am Christian Clearing House Chip In For Charity @ Sycamore Springs Golf Club
Christian Clearing House Chip In For Charity @ Sycamore Springs Golf Club
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am
Christian Clearing House will hold a “Chip in for Charity” golf scramble, including a four-person best ball scramble, Sept. 14 at Sycamore Springs Golf Club, Arlington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9. The cost is $80 per person/$320 per team, which includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit Christian Clearing House in its mission to help Hancock County residents in emergency situations. To register or to provide a sponsorship, contact Christian Clearing House at 419-422-2222 or email tstahl@hcchfindlay.org.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Sep 14 @ 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 Van Buren United Methodist Church Pre-Game Tailgate @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Van Buren United Methodist Church Pre-Game Tailgate @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will host a pregame tailgate party before home football games, from 5-7 p.m. This replaces the “5th Quarter” hosted by the church in the past. Families are invited to come for free food and games, including hot dogs, walking tacos and desserts. Home games are scheduled for Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 26. The church is located within walking distance of the football field and is “Home of the 9 Square.”
7:00 pm Classic Movie Night: “Stagecoach” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Classic Movie Night: “Stagecoach” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly free classic movie night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “Stagecoach.” Starring John Wayne, the film won two Academy Awards and was nominated for five more in 1940.
9:00 am Ada Harvest and Herb Festival @ Main Street, Ada
Ada Harvest and Herb Festival @ Main Street, Ada
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 33rd annual Harvest and Herb Festival will return to downtown Ada from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival will fill the village’s Main Street, from Ohio 235 to Ohio 81, with space for 180 vendors. So far, over 130 vendors have signed up. The day’s schedule includes: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Booths open 10 a.m.: Parade on Main Street 11 a.m.: Kids’ games open at Depot Park Noon: Welcome from Mayor David Retterer; flag raising by Ada VFW 9381 Color Guard; and national anthem sung by Noteworthy Community Choir 12:30 p.m.: Crowning of 2018 festival queen 1 p.m.: Drummunity with Lori Fithian 2 p.m.: Andrew Martin the Magician 3 p.m.: Twisted Creations by Pat Parade entries are still being accepted and can be made by contacting Junior Weihrauch at 419-365-5304 or 419-889-4315. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. in the school parking lot. Interested vendors may email questions and requests for booth space to harvestandherb@gmail.com.
9:00 am Chalk-A-Walk @ Downtown Findlay
Chalk-A-Walk @ Downtown Findlay
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Area artists are being sought to create sidewalk art on Main Street in Findlay on Sept. 15. Chalk-A-Walk, sponsored by the Findlay Art League, is intended to be a fun event where teams of artists decorate the sidewalks downtown. Completed drawings will be judged and a $100 cash prize will be awarded in each of the following categories, including high school, college, business, friends and family, church and youth groups. Interested artists must assemble teams of three to five people and register at the Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., or online at findlayartleague.org. The cost is $10 per person. Registration and payment are required by Aug. 24. Teams may supply their own chalk or purchase chalk from the Art League. Participants must bring their own wipes, towels, water and other beverages, and be prepared to provide their own lunch. Several downtown restaurants will be offering Chalk-A-Walk specials. Participants should arrive at the Art League at 9 a.m., when they will be assigned a spot to draw. They may work until the contest ends at 6 p.m., then return to the Art League at 7, when awards will be announced. Professional chalk artist Jodi Hubbard will be giving classes Sept. 1. She will discuss introductory sidewalk chalk drawing from 10 a.m. to noon. A class on advanced drawing for ages 16 and older will be held from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is also required for the classes. Businesses may also co-sponsor the event. The deadline for registration is also Aug. 24. For more information, call 419-306-5720.
9:00 am Miracle League All-Star Celebration @ Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park
Miracle League All-Star Celebration @ Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am
Findlay has been selected as the host of the inaugural Miracle League All-Star Celebration to be held this weekend at the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park. A total of 90 Miracle League All-Star players from around the U.S. and Canada plus 60 Miracle League directors will participate in this first-time event. Events will begin Friday with a street party/meet and greet for players, families, and directors at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Four All-Star baseball games will be played Saturday at Miracle Park, 3430 N. Main St., beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday evening, an All-Star gala will be held at the Hancock Hotel downtown. Miracle Park, a custom baseball field with a cushioned, rubberized surface, allows players with disabilities to play baseball. Miracle League of Findlay players regularly compete at the park, which opened in 2016 at the Marathon Diamonds. The field features wheelchair- and walker-accessible dugouts and a flat surface that eliminates barriers to players with restricted mobility or visual impairments. Players have disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Rett syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The $1.6 million park, which was paid for entirely by public and private donations, also features an inclusive playground. Miracle Park was expanded this year in preparation for the All-Star weekend. The $200,000 expansion included an additional 2,000 square feet of playground surface for children ages 1 to 4, a pavilion, bleachers, two accessible picnic tables and landscaping.
10:00 am Stitchin’ Time Quilt Club Show @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public LibraryLindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Stitchin’ Time Quilt Club Show @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public LibraryLindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Stitchin’ Time Quilt Club will hold a free quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The show will include bed quilts, table toppers, wall hangings and other quilted items.
10:00 am Y-Guides Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Y-Guides Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Y-Guides is a YMCA program that helps fathers spend quality time with their children through weekend camping trips, swimming, Sky Zone, ice skating, pinewood derby and more. An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA. All families are welcome to come meet existing members and participate in activities including bounce houses, dodgeball and games. For more information, contact Kallie Allen at 419-422-4424 or email KAllen@findlayymca.com.
12:00 pm TnT Toy Run @ Reineke Ford Lincoln
TnT Toy Run @ Reineke Ford Lincoln
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm
The 34th annual TnT Toy Run to benefit Toys for Tots, A.B.A.T.E. of Ohio and other area children’s Christmas charities will begin at noon Saturday at Reineke Ford Lincoln, 12000 County Road 99. Cost to participate is $10 or $5 and a new toy. A party will follow the poker run at Findlay Eagles Club 2118, 4023 County Road 220. The club will also be open before the ride begins. For more information, contact Ed at 419-937-4341 or Pete at 419-722-9941.
12:00 pm UF Swimming and Dive Team Car Wash @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary parking lot
UF Swimming and Dive Team Car Wash @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary parking lot
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
1:00 pm Fall Fest @ Blanchard Valley Center
Fall Fest @ Blanchard Valley Center
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fall Fest, a sensory-friendly event presented by Friends of BVS, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Blanchard Valley Center. Activities include pumpkin painting, face painting, a photo booth, train rides, carnival games, sensory station and food.

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