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Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Aug 12 all-day
The 118th annual Hancock County Camp meeting will be held at Bible Methodist Church, 529 Stadium Drive, Monday through Aug. 12. The Missionary Service will be held Thursday, with representatives from the Kentucky Holiness Association, Evangelistic Faith Missions and Holiness Pilgrim Mission. Marlin Hotle of Tennessee will be the evangelist and the Whitaker family will be in charge of music. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 12 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Flag City BalloonFest @ Emory Adams Park
Flag City BalloonFest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 12 all-day
Nearly 40 balloons from around the country will land in Findlay’s Emory Adams Park for the 19th annual Flag City BalloonFest from Aug. 10 to 12, featuring flights, rides, food vendors, activities and live music. Admission is free. The balloons will fly into the park at 7 a.m. each day, weather permitting. They also take off at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. Spectators can watch as balloons engage in competitions, including a beanbag drop from the flying balloons. A ring-grab contest includes a Hula-Hoop ring on a 20-foot pole, which the pilots must grab as they fly by. Accuracy and skill is required for the pilot to reach the ring. The festival’s opening ceremony will happen at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, with the Midnight Entertainment District and its 21-and-over beer tent opening at 5. The district and tent will open 8 a.m. Aug. 11 and at noon Aug. 12, with food vendors opening 4 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. Aug. 12. The hot air balloon illumination will happen 9 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. This involves heating the air inside the balloon with propane-fueled fire, which causes the balloon to glow brightly at night. Fireworks will follow Aug. 10’s illumination at 9:30 p.m., with an Aug. 11 rain date set. Aug. 12 begins with a free pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m., with a sunrise praise service from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. Balloon rides will be available at 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, weather permitting, with refunds and rescheduled rides available, including the morning of Aug. 12. Rides cost $250 a person with preregistration required, available at flagcityballoonfest.com/balloon-rides/ or by calling 513-932-9007. Tethered balloon rides will also be available from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 for $20 a person paid at the gate. The weekend’s musical performances include Findlay native and Nashville songwriter Josh Melton playing from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10, with Nashville Crush playing from 10 p.m. to midnight. Aug. 11’s Battle of the Bands runs from noon to 10 p.m. and features Miss Ohio winner Matti-Lynn Chrisman, Shifferly Road Band, Moths in the Attic, Random Draw Band and The Athen Ry competing for votes from the attendees. Grammy-winning country artist Bryan White will conclude the weekend’s music from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Other attractions include an Aug. 11 car and motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; an Aug. 11 5K at 8 a.m. (registration available online) along with a 9 a.m. CASA/GAL Super Hero Fun Run; Aug. 10 and 11 helicopter rides for $35 a person (no reservation needed); a petting zoo and pony rides; Aug. 10 autographs with Chrisman from 6 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 autographs with the balloon pilots from 4 to 5 p.m.; a vintage base ball tournament with 19th century rules from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11; a remote-controlled airplane show and display by the Findlay Flying Circuits Aug. 10 and 11; knockerball; a kids’ fair, and more. New this year is an arts, crafts and Amish-made goods show featuring artwork, crafts, apparel, jewelry, leather work, woodworking, and cottage foods. The show will run from 4:30 p.m. Aug 10 and 10 a.m. Aug. 11 until 8:30 p.m. each day. It will also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Other new attractions include the only 1966 Batmobile in the world to be ridden and autographed by Adam West and Evel Knievel, which will be on site all three days for photo opportunities. The Entertainment District will also have a mobile escape room for attendees of all ages, with two puzzles each offered for $5 a person. Flag City Honor Flight will also host Veterans Night on Aug. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., with food provided by Heavenly Pizza. For more information and a full schedule, visit flagcityballoonfest.com
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 13 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 14 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 15 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 16 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Aug 16 all-day
The National Tractor Pulling Championships are returning to the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green for the 52nd annual event from Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 18. Gates open at noon Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. Presented by the National Tractor Pullers Association in conjunction with the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, 26 classes of vehicles will compete for purse money and awards in five Super National sessions. In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled’s resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller that achieves the greatest distance is victorious. Competing classes are: Session one Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Light super stock, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, light unlimited, and unlimited. Session two Friday, noon Super stock diesel, super stock open, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, and light unlimited. Session three Friday, 7 p.m. Light super stock, super farm tractor, pro stock, mini, and modified. Session four Saturday, noon Super stock open, super farm tractor, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, and modified. Session five Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Super stock diesel, pro stock, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, mini, and unlimited. Abby Paskvan will perform the American and Canadian national anthems as both countries’ flags are raised before the competitions begin. Nashville Crush will perform from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the campgrounds Thursday and Friday. The pit area is open all day, each day, where drivers test and tune their vehicles. Attendees can feel free to approach the drivers and ask questions. Other attractions include remote-controlled tractor replica competitions, a kiddie tractor pull, an expanded museum featuring retired tractors, a Saturday morning tailgate party, a toy and trade show, and more. Wednesday, Aug. 15, will feature a ribbon cutting for the new grandstands at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday will feature a 6:15 p.m. flyover by the United States Air Force Ohio 180th. There are also weekend camping areas located on Poe and Haskins roads in Bowling Green. An advance ticket for Thursday’s competition is $20, or $22 at the gate. Advance tickets for both Friday and Saturday sessions are $40, or $44 at the gate. Evening-only tickets for those days are $20 in advance, $22 at the gate. A full weekend pass costs $100 advance, $110 at the gate. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Thursday is veterans and family day, with free admission for all active military members, free T-shirts for all active military and veterans, and gifts for all children under 10. The camping package, which includes two adult weekend passes, is $300. While advance tickets are no longer available online, they can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 1150 Haskins Road, Bowling Green. Tickets are also available at most northwestern Ohio Kroger stores through the first day of the event, including Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and Sixth Street locations. For more information, call 419-354-1434 during business hours or visit www.pulltown.com
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Aug 17 all-day
The National Tractor Pulling Championships are returning to the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green for the 52nd annual event from Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 18. Gates open at noon Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. Presented by the National Tractor Pullers Association in conjunction with the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, 26 classes of vehicles will compete for purse money and awards in five Super National sessions. In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled’s resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller that achieves the greatest distance is victorious. Competing classes are: Session one Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Light super stock, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, light unlimited, and unlimited. Session two Friday, noon Super stock diesel, super stock open, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, and light unlimited. Session three Friday, 7 p.m. Light super stock, super farm tractor, pro stock, mini, and modified. Session four Saturday, noon Super stock open, super farm tractor, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, and modified. Session five Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Super stock diesel, pro stock, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, mini, and unlimited. Abby Paskvan will perform the American and Canadian national anthems as both countries’ flags are raised before the competitions begin. Nashville Crush will perform from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the campgrounds Thursday and Friday. The pit area is open all day, each day, where drivers test and tune their vehicles. Attendees can feel free to approach the drivers and ask questions. Other attractions include remote-controlled tractor replica competitions, a kiddie tractor pull, an expanded museum featuring retired tractors, a Saturday morning tailgate party, a toy and trade show, and more. Wednesday, Aug. 15, will feature a ribbon cutting for the new grandstands at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday will feature a 6:15 p.m. flyover by the United States Air Force Ohio 180th. There are also weekend camping areas located on Poe and Haskins roads in Bowling Green. An advance ticket for Thursday’s competition is $20, or $22 at the gate. Advance tickets for both Friday and Saturday sessions are $40, or $44 at the gate. Evening-only tickets for those days are $20 in advance, $22 at the gate. A full weekend pass costs $100 advance, $110 at the gate. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Thursday is veterans and family day, with free admission for all active military members, free T-shirts for all active military and veterans, and gifts for all children under 10. The camping package, which includes two adult weekend passes, is $300. While advance tickets are no longer available online, they can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 1150 Haskins Road, Bowling Green. Tickets are also available at most northwestern Ohio Kroger stores through the first day of the event, including Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and Sixth Street locations. For more information, call 419-354-1434 during business hours or visit www.pulltown.com
Allen County Fair @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Allen County Fair @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Aug 17 all-day
LIMA — Ventriloquist Darci Lynne, an “America’s Got Talent” winner, headlines entertainment at the Allen County Fair, which opens Friday and continues through Aug. 25 at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima. “Darci Lynne and Friends” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the show range from $30 to $55, with $100 VIP seating available. The ticket price does not include general gate admission to the fair. In other entertainment, a pair of tribute bands will be featured Sunday night. New Frontiers, featuring Journey songs, and Fleetwood 2 The Max will headline a free show beginning at 7 p.m. Other traditional fair events include the Kewpee Showcase Of Bands, harness racing, a demolition derby, tractor pulls and a livestock scramble. Daily entertainment programs include the Bengal Tigers, BMX Stunt Show, Jungle Island Zoo, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers and Crazy Mike V as the Village Idiot. Daily admission to the fair is $7 for those 7 and older. Admission is free to those under 7. Season passes, which are good for all nine days of the fair, also can be purchased. Prior to Friday, the season pass costs $30 for those 10 and over, and $15 for those ages 7-9. After the fair begins the season pass is $35 for those 10 and over, and $20 for those ages 7-9. All-day wristbands for amusement rides are $25. Prior to the fair, wristband vouchers are $20. Special $15 wristbands are available from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23. Fair highlights include: FRIDAY 1 p.m. — Open class first flower show, Youth Activities Building. 3:30 p.m. — OSU alumni band, grandstand plaza. 4 p.m. — 168th Allen County Fair ribbon-cutting ceremony, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage; Junior fair silent auction opens, Youth Exhibits Building. 6:30 p.m. — OSU alumni band. 7 p.m. — Kewpee Showcase Of Bands, grandstand; The Hoppers, gospel tent. SATURDAY 10 a.m. — Open class bees, honey, seeds, grains, hay, vegetables, fruits judging, Ag and Fine Arts Building; 4-H dog obedience judging, show arena; Junior fair poultry judging, rabbit show arena. 10:30 a.m. — Children Choosing Christ, gospel tent. 1 p.m. — Allen County Horse Council IBRA/OGBRA/OMBRA Speed Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion. 2 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship, rabbit show arena. 7 p.m. — Darci Lynne and Friends concert, grandstand; Jimmy Fortune, gospel tent. 8 to 10 p.m. — Junior fair exhibitor dance, show arena. SUNDAY 9 a.m. — Open class rabbit show, commercial meat and fryers show and showmanship, show arena; Allen County Horse Council 4-H Youth Horse Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion. 10:30 a.m. — Nondenominational worship service, gospel tent. 12:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry breed show, rabbit barn, followed by open class poultry show, poultry barn. 5 p.m. — Open class guys and gals lead, show arena. 5:45 p.m. — Junior fair rabbit king and queen crowning followed by junior fair fur, fryers, and market rabbit judging, rabbit barn. 7 p.m. — New Frontiers/Fleetwood 2 The Max concert, grandstand; The Isaacs, gospel tent. MONDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair market hog show, show arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair meat goat showmanship followed by meat breeding and market goat show, sheep show arena; Junior fair rabbit showmanship demonstrations, rabbit barn; Youth fishing derby, Roschman Park pond. 11:30 a.m. — Open class wine challenge, Ag and Fine Arts Building. Noon to 9 p.m. — Buck I Guy, Merchants Building and various locations on fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Junior fair rabbit quiz bowl, rabbit barn; Open class second flower show, Youth Activities Building. 2 p.m. — Youth Day activities, picnic tent at Roschman Park; “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house; Bred and Fed Sheep Show, sheep show arena. 3 p.m. — Junior fair breeding sheep show, sheep show arena. 4 p.m. — Cloverbud sheep showmanship, sheep show arena; Best dressed bovine contest, show arena. 5 p.m. — “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house. 6 p.m. — Junior Fair Born and Raised in Allen County market lamb show, sheep show arena. 6:30 p.m. — Open class dairy breeding show and dairy pee wee showmanship, show arena. 7 p.m. — Harness racing, grandstand, Dunlap-Renner Memorial Pace (free admission); Junior fair dairy showmanship followed by junior fair dairy show, show arena; Three Bridges, gospel tent; “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house. 8 p.m. — Jason Gilbert Karaoke, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage. TUESDAY 8 a.m. — Farrow to Finish followed by junior fair swine showmanship, open class best-dressed pig contest, peewee showmanship, women’s showmanship, men’s showmanship, champion of champions showmanship, and open class market hog show, all at show arena; Born and raised single fryer rabbit showmanship, rabbit barn. 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion; Junior fair dairy goat showmanship followed by dairy breeding and all other breeds, sheep show arena. 11 a.m. — Demo Days, Ag and Fine Arts Building. Noon to 8 p.m. — Taste of the Fair, midway. Noon to 9 p.m. — Buck I Guy, Merchants Building and various locations on fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Junior fair born and raised market goat show, sheep show arena. 3 p.m. — Junior fair market lamb showmanship, sheep show arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair market lamb show, show arena. 5:45 p.m. — Wehri Sisters, Youth Activities Building. 7 p.m. — Harness racing, Allen County Supertrot, Ohio Ladies Pace, grandstand; Seams, sew fine style show, Youth Activities Building; The Browns, gospel tent. 8 p.m. — Decorating on a Dime, Youth Activities Building; Junior fair born and raised market steer show, show arena; Shifferly Road, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage. 9 p.m. — Junior fair movie night, sheep show arena. WEDNESDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair breeding rabbit show, rabbit barn; Open class sheep breeding show, market lamb show, showmanship and fleece show, all at sheep show arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion; Junior fair dairy beef steers showmanship followed by junior fair dairy feeders show, show arena. 1 p.m. — Junior fair[...]
Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Aug 17 all-day
The annual Fort Jennings Fort Fest will be held this weekend. Events begin at noon Friday and at both 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The festival features exhibits from all over the United States including the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their 9/11 “Never Forget” mobile exhibit. This 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square-foot museum with interactive displays, artifacts from the Twin Towers and firefighting equipment used at the scene of the 9/11 disaster with live tours by FDNY firefighters. Kevyn Howard, known for his role as Rafterman from Stanley Kubrick’s film “Full Metal Jacket,” will bring two of his national 9/11 Angels Memorial Cars to the event. These cars are adorned with names of the victims from the Twin Towers. Returning to the festival will be War of 1812 re-enactments, artillery and cannon displays, the Wolf Hounds Vietnam re-enactment group, Children’s Camp 1812 and the Ohio MIA/POW Wall. Other activities include a motorcade/motorcycle run, classic car show and wine tasting featuring four Northwest Ohio wineries. Entertainment will feature Truckstop Manners, Exploit, Midwest Dueling Pianos and the 338th Army Band. Flights on a Huey helicopter are arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the cost going directly to the American Huey 369 organization. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/FortJenningsPark/ .
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Aug 18 all-day
The National Tractor Pulling Championships are returning to the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green for the 52nd annual event from Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 18. Gates open at noon Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. Presented by the National Tractor Pullers Association in conjunction with the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, 26 classes of vehicles will compete for purse money and awards in five Super National sessions. In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled’s resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller that achieves the greatest distance is victorious. Competing classes are: Session one Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Light super stock, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, light unlimited, and unlimited. Session two Friday, noon Super stock diesel, super stock open, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, and light unlimited. Session three Friday, 7 p.m. Light super stock, super farm tractor, pro stock, mini, and modified. Session four Saturday, noon Super stock open, super farm tractor, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, and modified. Session five Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Super stock diesel, pro stock, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, mini, and unlimited. Abby Paskvan will perform the American and Canadian national anthems as both countries’ flags are raised before the competitions begin. Nashville Crush will perform from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the campgrounds Thursday and Friday. The pit area is open all day, each day, where drivers test and tune their vehicles. Attendees can feel free to approach the drivers and ask questions. Other attractions include remote-controlled tractor replica competitions, a kiddie tractor pull, an expanded museum featuring retired tractors, a Saturday morning tailgate party, a toy and trade show, and more. Wednesday, Aug. 15, will feature a ribbon cutting for the new grandstands at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday will feature a 6:15 p.m. flyover by the United States Air Force Ohio 180th. There are also weekend camping areas located on Poe and Haskins roads in Bowling Green. An advance ticket for Thursday’s competition is $20, or $22 at the gate. Advance tickets for both Friday and Saturday sessions are $40, or $44 at the gate. Evening-only tickets for those days are $20 in advance, $22 at the gate. A full weekend pass costs $100 advance, $110 at the gate. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Thursday is veterans and family day, with free admission for all active military members, free T-shirts for all active military and veterans, and gifts for all children under 10. The camping package, which includes two adult weekend passes, is $300. While advance tickets are no longer available online, they can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 1150 Haskins Road, Bowling Green. Tickets are also available at most northwestern Ohio Kroger stores through the first day of the event, including Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and Sixth Street locations. For more information, call 419-354-1434 during business hours or visit www.pulltown.com
Allen County Fair @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Allen County Fair @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Aug 18 all-day
LIMA — Ventriloquist Darci Lynne, an “America’s Got Talent” winner, headlines entertainment at the Allen County Fair, which opens Friday and continues through Aug. 25 at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima. “Darci Lynne and Friends” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the show range from $30 to $55, with $100 VIP seating available. The ticket price does not include general gate admission to the fair. In other entertainment, a pair of tribute bands will be featured Sunday night. New Frontiers, featuring Journey songs, and Fleetwood 2 The Max will headline a free show beginning at 7 p.m. Other traditional fair events include the Kewpee Showcase Of Bands, harness racing, a demolition derby, tractor pulls and a livestock scramble. Daily entertainment programs include the Bengal Tigers, BMX Stunt Show, Jungle Island Zoo, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers and Crazy Mike V as the Village Idiot. Daily admission to the fair is $7 for those 7 and older. Admission is free to those under 7. Season passes, which are good for all nine days of the fair, also can be purchased. Prior to Friday, the season pass costs $30 for those 10 and over, and $15 for those ages 7-9. After the fair begins the season pass is $35 for those 10 and over, and $20 for those ages 7-9. All-day wristbands for amusement rides are $25. Prior to the fair, wristband vouchers are $20. Special $15 wristbands are available from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23. Fair highlights include: FRIDAY 1 p.m. — Open class first flower show, Youth Activities Building. 3:30 p.m. — OSU alumni band, grandstand plaza. 4 p.m. — 168th Allen County Fair ribbon-cutting ceremony, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage; Junior fair silent auction opens, Youth Exhibits Building. 6:30 p.m. — OSU alumni band. 7 p.m. — Kewpee Showcase Of Bands, grandstand; The Hoppers, gospel tent. SATURDAY 10 a.m. — Open class bees, honey, seeds, grains, hay, vegetables, fruits judging, Ag and Fine Arts Building; 4-H dog obedience judging, show arena; Junior fair poultry judging, rabbit show arena. 10:30 a.m. — Children Choosing Christ, gospel tent. 1 p.m. — Allen County Horse Council IBRA/OGBRA/OMBRA Speed Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion. 2 p.m. — Junior fair poultry showmanship, rabbit show arena. 7 p.m. — Darci Lynne and Friends concert, grandstand; Jimmy Fortune, gospel tent. 8 to 10 p.m. — Junior fair exhibitor dance, show arena. SUNDAY 9 a.m. — Open class rabbit show, commercial meat and fryers show and showmanship, show arena; Allen County Horse Council 4-H Youth Horse Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion. 10:30 a.m. — Nondenominational worship service, gospel tent. 12:30 p.m. — Junior fair poultry breed show, rabbit barn, followed by open class poultry show, poultry barn. 5 p.m. — Open class guys and gals lead, show arena. 5:45 p.m. — Junior fair rabbit king and queen crowning followed by junior fair fur, fryers, and market rabbit judging, rabbit barn. 7 p.m. — New Frontiers/Fleetwood 2 The Max concert, grandstand; The Isaacs, gospel tent. MONDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair market hog show, show arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair meat goat showmanship followed by meat breeding and market goat show, sheep show arena; Junior fair rabbit showmanship demonstrations, rabbit barn; Youth fishing derby, Roschman Park pond. 11:30 a.m. — Open class wine challenge, Ag and Fine Arts Building. Noon to 9 p.m. — Buck I Guy, Merchants Building and various locations on fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Junior fair rabbit quiz bowl, rabbit barn; Open class second flower show, Youth Activities Building. 2 p.m. — Youth Day activities, picnic tent at Roschman Park; “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house; Bred and Fed Sheep Show, sheep show arena. 3 p.m. — Junior fair breeding sheep show, sheep show arena. 4 p.m. — Cloverbud sheep showmanship, sheep show arena; Best dressed bovine contest, show arena. 5 p.m. — “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house. 6 p.m. — Junior Fair Born and Raised in Allen County market lamb show, sheep show arena. 6:30 p.m. — Open class dairy breeding show and dairy pee wee showmanship, show arena. 7 p.m. — Harness racing, grandstand, Dunlap-Renner Memorial Pace (free admission); Junior fair dairy showmanship followed by junior fair dairy show, show arena; Three Bridges, gospel tent; “Creepy” Critters, opposite Roschman Park shelter house. 8 p.m. — Jason Gilbert Karaoke, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage. TUESDAY 8 a.m. — Farrow to Finish followed by junior fair swine showmanship, open class best-dressed pig contest, peewee showmanship, women’s showmanship, men’s showmanship, champion of champions showmanship, and open class market hog show, all at show arena; Born and raised single fryer rabbit showmanship, rabbit barn. 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion; Junior fair dairy goat showmanship followed by dairy breeding and all other breeds, sheep show arena. 11 a.m. — Demo Days, Ag and Fine Arts Building. Noon to 8 p.m. — Taste of the Fair, midway. Noon to 9 p.m. — Buck I Guy, Merchants Building and various locations on fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Junior fair born and raised market goat show, sheep show arena. 3 p.m. — Junior fair market lamb showmanship, sheep show arena. 5:30 p.m. — Junior fair market lamb show, show arena. 5:45 p.m. — Wehri Sisters, Youth Activities Building. 7 p.m. — Harness racing, Allen County Supertrot, Ohio Ladies Pace, grandstand; Seams, sew fine style show, Youth Activities Building; The Browns, gospel tent. 8 p.m. — Decorating on a Dime, Youth Activities Building; Junior fair born and raised market steer show, show arena; Shifferly Road, AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage. 9 p.m. — Junior fair movie night, sheep show arena. WEDNESDAY 8 a.m. — Junior fair breeding rabbit show, rabbit barn; Open class sheep breeding show, market lamb show, showmanship and fleece show, all at sheep show arena. 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion; Junior fair dairy beef steers showmanship followed by junior fair dairy feeders show, show arena. 1 p.m. — Junior fair[...]
Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Aug 18 all-day
The annual Fort Jennings Fort Fest will be held this weekend. Events begin at noon Friday and at both 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The festival features exhibits from all over the United States including the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their 9/11 “Never Forget” mobile exhibit. This 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square-foot museum with interactive displays, artifacts from the Twin Towers and firefighting equipment used at the scene of the 9/11 disaster with live tours by FDNY firefighters. Kevyn Howard, known for his role as Rafterman from Stanley Kubrick’s film “Full Metal Jacket,” will bring two of his national 9/11 Angels Memorial Cars to the event. These cars are adorned with names of the victims from the Twin Towers. Returning to the festival will be War of 1812 re-enactments, artillery and cannon displays, the Wolf Hounds Vietnam re-enactment group, Children’s Camp 1812 and the Ohio MIA/POW Wall. Other activities include a motorcade/motorcycle run, classic car show and wine tasting featuring four Northwest Ohio wineries. Entertainment will feature Truckstop Manners, Exploit, Midwest Dueling Pianos and the 338th Army Band. Flights on a Huey helicopter are arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the cost going directly to the American Huey 369 organization. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/FortJenningsPark/ .
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12:00 am Unquenchable Love Summit @ Findlay Art League
Unquenchable Love Summit @ Findlay Art League
Aug 12 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 am
An “Unquenchable Love Summit” will be held from 4 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. The live artist summit is being organized by Cathy Schock and will feature prayer and worship through varying forms of artistic expression. Ministers in prayer, praise and creativity are being sought to lead hourlong sessions. Attendees can come and go as they please, or are welcome to stay for the entire 14-hour event. To sign up as a leader or for more information, email Schock at cathyschock17@gmail.com.
10:00 am Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am
Portage Holiness Camp will be held Aug. 1-12, with daily services for the public at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Services will be led by the Rev. Lane Loman and the Rev. Gary Bond. Simultaneously, youth services and sporting activities will be led by the Rev. Brad Buhro for ages 12-18. The camp is located one mile east of Portage, and overnight facilities are available with reservations. The precamp concert, featuring the Morse Family Singers, will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Portage Camp Tabernacle. For reservations, contact Dave Doolittle at 567-208-8693 or itsthatdoolittle@es.com. More information is at www.portageholinesscamp.org.
1:00 pm McKinnis House Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
McKinnis House Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the McKinnis House at Litzenberg farm/park. There will be drinks, watermelon and cookies. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
5:00 pm You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” gang will leap off the funny pages and onto the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage for three blocks (but not “blockheads”) of musical performances. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will run July 26 to 29, Aug. 2 to 5 and Aug. 9 to 12. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other shows starting at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday for $15, with a $1.50 service charge per ticket with credit cards. They can be reserved in person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St., over the phone at 567-525-3636 during box office hours or online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, the show features music and lyrics by Clark Gesner with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and extra dialogue by Michael Mayer. The story follows bossy Lucy (Samantha Henry), hopelessly in love with piano prodigy, Schroeder (David Marquart), who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Ashley Carey) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Rob Stauffer). Snoopy (Seth Carey) is continuing his adventures as the Red Baron; and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (Patrick Davis), pines for “the little red-headed girl” without getting a single Valentine from his classmates. Key members of the gang get a song or two in the spotlight: Charlie Brown sings about battling his friendly enemy, “The Kite”; Lucy dispenses some psychiatric help when “The Doctor is In”; Snoopy dishes about “Suppertime”; thoughtful Linus sings about “My Blanket and Me”; Schroeder delivers his own version of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”; and the entire company performs “Happiness” and also lets the star of the show know “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Aeryn Williams directs the show along with the music, Caroline Guy choreographs and Jordan Gottschalk produces. Orchestra members include Tina Matteson on piano, Mara Wallace on bass, Brian Fortin on percussion, Tom Carey on violin, and Desra Dabney on reeds. For more information, visit Fort Findlay’s website or click on “Our Shows” at www.tamswitmark.com
6:00 pm The Unsinkable Molly Brown @ Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria
The Unsinkable Molly Brown @ Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Riley Creek Singers will present the musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” from Aug. 10-12 in the Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria. Tickets will be available as of July 30 from any cast member or at the Riley Creek Pharmacy in Pandora. Call assistant director Valerie Nusbaum at 419-384-3782 for more details.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Aug 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.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Aug 13 @ 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 Beginner Watercolor Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Beginner Watercolor Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A beginner watercolor class led by Jeanne Beutler will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will paint a sand dollar. The fee is $10 and all supplies are provided. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-523-3747.
9:30 am Vigil Mass of the Assumption @ Shrine Park
Vigil Mass of the Assumption @ Shrine Park
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am
   
4:30 pm Christian Clearing House Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @ First Presbyterian Church
Christian Clearing House Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Christian Clearing House (CCH) will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. The Olive Garden will prepare a spaghetti dinner with salad and breadsticks. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be included, provided by Christian Clearing House. The adult price is $9 and the cost per child is $5. Dine-in or carryout will be available, with a separate carryout line. Proceeds will benefit services for low-income individuals in Hancock County. Tickets are available by calling CCH at 419-422-2222 or at the door.
5:00 pm Flower Arranging Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora
Flower Arranging Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Classes in flower arranging will be offered at three of the Putnam County District Library branches in August. Sessions are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Jennings; 5-6 p.m. Aug. 14 in Pandora; and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in Kalida. The fee is $7 and all supplies are provided. To register, call the library where you will attend the class.
6:00 pm Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Aug 14 @ 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.
7:00 pm Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Hancock County ADAMHS Board
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Hancock County ADAMHS Board
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can sign up for a class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training model (CRAFT). The class will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, at the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, 438 Carnahan Ave. A maximum of 10 participants will be accepted into the class. 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 local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class is free, and participants are encouraged to purchase the book, though copies will be available to borrow. Call the ADAMHS Board office at 419-424-1985 to register.
7:00 pm Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Aug 15 @ 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.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.
6:00 pm Flower Arranging Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida
Flower Arranging Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classes in flower arranging will be offered at three of the Putnam County District Library branches in August. Sessions are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Jennings; 5-6 p.m. Aug. 14 in Pandora; and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in Kalida. The fee is $7 and all supplies are provided. To register, call the library where you will attend the class.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Aug 16 @ 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 Keep Active, Keep Healthy @ Bernard Park
Keep Active, Keep Healthy @ Bernard Park
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting its last summer Keep Active, Keep Healthy event from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bernard Park, 1105 Bernard Ave. There will be an obstacle course and whiffle ball. The event is free and open to all ages. Equipment will be provided. For more information, call 419-424-7176. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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,[...]
6:30 pm 5th Congressional District Libertarian Nominee Meet-the-Candidate Event @ Schroeder Center for the Arts
5th Congressional District Libertarian Nominee Meet-the-Candidate Event @ Schroeder Center for the Arts
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm
Don Kissick, Libertarian candidate for U.S. representative for the 5th Congressional District, will hold a meet-the-candidate event at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Schroeder Center for the Arts, at the northeast corner of Main and Walnut streets in Ottawa.
7:00 pm Classic Movie Night: “Bringing Up Baby” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Classic Movie Night: “Bringing Up Baby” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday. The free event will feature “Bringing Up Baby” which stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
8:45 am No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Hancock County Pheasants Forever in partnership with Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited, Hancock Park District and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife will host youth outdoor adventures during a “No Child Left Indoors” event from 8:45 a.m. to noon Saturday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Lane. Sign-in begins at 8:15 a.m. Recreational activities will include archery, fishing, kayaking, Discovery Station, air rifle, BB gun and shotgun use, and more. The free program is recommended for 7- to 17-year-olds accompanied by an adult. Food will be provided. Preregister with Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com.
10:00 am Mount Blanchard Heritage Day Festival @ Mount Blanchard
Mount Blanchard Heritage Day Festival @ Mount Blanchard
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Heritage Day Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring classic cars, antique tractors, hit-or-miss engines, vintage bicycles and kiddie cars in the downtown show. New to the festival are sidewalk chalk artists, hourly antique car races at Island Park, wood carving demonstrations, a presentation about prominent Hancock County residents by the Hancock County Historical Society, a 50/50 raffle and a photo booth with clothing styles from when Mount Blanchard was founded. A Kimmel’s chicken and pork barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes a half-chicken or pork chop, two homemade sides, roll and beverage. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at The Food Center or The Hair Stop in Mount Blanchard, or by calling 419-306-3073. A limited amount of dinners will be available the day of the event. Other highlights include an old-fashioned pie tent and ice cream, a watermelon stand, petting zoo, craft vendors, food vendors and a kids’ carnival at Mount Blanchard United Methodist Church. All proceeds from the festival go toward beautification projects in town and at the parks.
1:00 pm Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Aug 18 @ 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.
1:00 pm TGMA Gospel Sing @ Riverside Park waterfall pavilion
TGMA Gospel Sing @ Riverside Park waterfall pavilion
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present a gospel sing at the Riverside Park waterfall pavilion, 231 McManness Ave., at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Featured performers include One Voice, HeartSong, His Servants, Jericho Road, 4-4-1, New Presence, Arnold Coy and Molly Pickett. Admission is one nonperishable food item to benefit the Salvation Army. Bring your own lawn chair. For more information, call 419-934-5456.
8:00 pm P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm @ All American Rock House
P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm @ All American Rock House
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
With worldwide sales topping 10 million, P.O.D. has more than a dozen radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” “Boom,” “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever.” Lit has been crafting songs in the Nashville tradition for its whole career of SoCal power punk music, with the 1999 breakout album, “A Place in the Sun,” yielding the hits “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable.” Alien Ant Farm sold more than 5 million albums, garnered a Grammy nomination and enjoyed a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

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