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6:00 pm Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed @ Bluffton Public Library
Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Naturalist Beth Theisen of Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks will present “The Healing Power of Nature” at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is intended for adults, and registration is required by Thursday. At 6 p.m. July 17, Theisen will present “Backyard Habitats with Johnny Appleseed” at the library.
10:30 am Meet the Instruments @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Meet the Instruments @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program, Kim Brickner will present Meet the Instruments, an interactive introduction to a wide variety of musical instruments, for ages 4-8. The program will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 18 in the Lindamood Room. The theme of SummerRead, which runs through July 28, is “Libraries Rock!”
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 18 @ 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.
2:00 pm Nerf Challenge @ Bluffton Public Library
Nerf Challenge @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm
A Nerf challenge will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. There will be target practice, obstacle building and a super Nerf challenge for youth in grades 2-5. All participants must provide their own Nerf equipment, and darts should be initialed. Registration is required.
3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street. Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group. For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jun 18 @ 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 Junior Garden Club @ AgCredit office
Junior Garden Club @ AgCredit office
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Findlay Garden Club is organizing its first Junior Garden Club, with an introductory meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the AgCredit office on County Road 140. The club is open to experienced and inexperienced gardeners ages 8-18 who are interested in vegetable or herb gardens, roses, fairy gardens, containers or hanging baskets and pollinator gardens. Call Linda Finsel at 419-424-3213 or email Betsy DeFrancesco at findlaygardenclub@gmail.com for more information.
9:00 am Adventure Day Camp @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Adventure Day Camp @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
An adventure day camp about nature, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Aeraland Recreation Area, 1141 Washington Township 243, west of Fostoria. The camp is for 6- to 12-year-olds. The program includes making journals, sketching scenes of trees and early summer wildflowers, and taking a leisurely hike to Goose Lake. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Register, with $15 per participant, by 8 a.m. Monday, online at www.HancockParks.com or in person at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
10:30 am Slimetime at Gormley Park @ Gormley Park
Slimetime at Gormley Park @ Gormley Park
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host “Slimetime” at Gormley Park at 10:30 a.m. today as part of the Summer Reading Program. Participants, ages preschool and older, should wear old clothes and shoes as they may have a bucket of slime dumped on them. A free community lunch will follow at 11:30. In the event of rain, the program will be postponed until 10:30 a.m. July 10.
5:00 pm Old Mill Stream Centre Open House @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Old Mill Stream Centre Open House @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An open house for the newly-built $1.4 million Old Mill Stream Centre at the Hancock County Fairgrounds will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The 15,000-square-foot building hosted its first event, a wedding reception, on June 9, and has been booked for more events in the coming months, said Dave Thomas, operations and facilities manager for the Hancock County Agricultural Society. The building, designed for shows and seminars as well as receptions, is located south of the Sandusky Street parking lot, east of the driveway entrance from Sandusky Street. It has heating, air conditioning and a catering kitchen. The kitchen has no ovens, only coolers and countertops, he said.
7:00 pm The Brightest Stars in the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
The Brightest Stars in the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
A program about the brightest stars in the sky, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the inflatable planetarium, which will be set up in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants must sit on the floor, but individuals can ask about accommodations. The free, family program requires registration because of limited space. Registration must be made by 4 p.m. Tuesday at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the park district’s administrative office at 419-425-7275. For more information, call the park district office.
7:00 pm Transition Bluffton Group Bike Ride @ Buckeye Park
Transition Bluffton Group Bike Ride @ Buckeye Park
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton is presenting a group bike ride at 7 p.m. Tuesday to help people learn about the bike path network in the village. Gather at Buckeye Park, near the shuffleboard courts. The ride will be at an easy pace, suitable for the whole family, and will be guided by experienced cyclists. Participants will be divided into small groups depending on the distance they wish to travel. Visit TransitionBluffton.org or contact the organizers at transitionbluffton@gmail.com to learn more about the group or the event.
9:00 am Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop @ Egner Fine Arts Building
Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop @ Egner Fine Arts Building
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration is open for the Arts Partnership and the University of Findlay TV’s “Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop.” The workshop is open to students in grades 7-12 for the 2018-19 school year. Participants will learn the technical and creative aspects of producing a news segment, and how to write news stories and scripts. UFTV’s studio and equipment will be used for recording and editing. The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at the university’s Egner Fine Arts Building. The registration fee is $60 and includes lunch. The deadline to register is June 14. Call the Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624.
12:00 pm Findlay Exchange Club @ Rosewood Room
Findlay Exchange Club @ Rosewood Room
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Findlay Exchange Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Rosewood Room; call 419-427-8425.
1:00 pm Bluffton Public Library “Drive-In Movie” @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library “Drive-In Movie” @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s “drive-in movie” will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Participants are invited to create their own cardboard box car at home to park at the movie. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.
1:00 pm Life’s A Garden: “Herbal First Aid” @ 50 North
Life’s A Garden: “Herbal First Aid” @ 50 North
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
The final program in 50 North’s “Life’s a Garden” series will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the topic “Herbal First Aid.” Herbalist Sarah Williams, owner of Willow Moon Botanicals, will discuss how to stock an herbal first aid kit: what to put in it, where to get (or how to make) the components, and when and how to use them for everything from scraped knees to stomach bugs. Participants will also learn about widely available herbs that can simply be gathered and used on the fly. Registration and a $5 fee are due today. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496.
3:00 pm Teen Music Trivia Contest @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Teen Music Trivia Contest @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A teen music trivia contest will be held from 3-5 p.m. June 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The event is open to youth in grades six through 12.
5:30 pm Canning Basics @ Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County
Canning Basics @ Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Two food preservation classes will be held this year. “Canning Basics” will be held June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and “Freezing Fruits and Vegetables” will be held June 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both classes will be held at Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County, 7868 Hancock County 140, Suite B, Findlay. Classes are free, but participants are asked to register in advance by emailing meents.1@osu.edu or calling 419-422-3851. Canner gauge testing will be available before classes from approximately 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
7:00 pm Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 21 @ 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 Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinics @ Firestine Park
Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinics @ Firestine Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting two free disc golf clinics at Firestine Park, 9-hole course at 900 Fifth St. The clinics will be held from 6-7 p.m. May 30 and June 21, conducted by the Findlay Disc Golf League. The event is free and equipment will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, call the recreation department at 419-424-7176.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jun 21 @ 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 Introduction to Archery @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Introduction to Archery @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An “Introduction to Archery” program will be held in Oakwoods Nature Preserve Thursday for those at least 9 years to adult, hosted by Hancock Park District. Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. for individuals 9 to 14 years old and from 7 to 8 p.m. for individuals 15 years and older. The program, led by a certified archery instructor, will be held adjacent to Dold Lake, down from the front parking lot. Registration at $10 per person can be made online at www.HancockParks.com or at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St., by 4 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held with a maximum of 10 participants per session. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
5:00 pm Rally in the Alley
Rally in the Alley
Jun 22 @ 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,[...]
7:00 pm Mark Gillfillan 5K Memorial Run/Walk @ Riverdale Schools
Mark Gillfillan 5K Memorial Run/Walk @ Riverdale Schools
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Mark Gillfillan 5K memorial run/walk will be held at 7 p.m. June 22 at Riverdale Schools. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Preregistration with a T-shirt is $15, or $12 without a shirt. All race -day registrations are $20. There will also be a 1-mile memorial walk and a kids’ quarter-mile fun run. Early registration must be received by Friday. All proceeds will benefit the Mark Gillfillan Scholarship Fund. Forms are available at http://www.5k4mark.com/. Call Christa Gillfillan at 419-722-8020 with questions.
11:00 am Teacups and Tulips @ Hancock Historical Museum
Teacups and Tulips @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host a Victorian tea on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House, 422 W. Sandusky St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23. The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. The tea will highlight the time period of American Girl, Samantha. The theme is “Teacups and Tulips.” Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies, while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party. Following the tea, 19th century lawn games and crafts will be offered. Live music will be provided. The cost is $25 per pair for museum members and $30 per pair for nonmembers. Reservations and payment must be received by June 21. Call 419-423-4433 to reserve a seat.
1:00 pm Riverside Wine Festival @ Riverside Park
Riverside Wine Festival @ Riverside Park
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio wineries will return for the Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Admission for Riverside Wine Festival is $25, five tastings and commemorative wine glass included. Tickets for those not tasting or those under 21 are $10. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. Entrances are located on the east side of Riverside Pool near the band shell and the concession stand. Attendees of legal drinking age can purchase tasting privileges with proper identification in accordance with applicable laws. Free parking is available at Riverside Park and the east lot of Riverside Suites, 1100 E. Main Cross St. Voted the best wine festival of 2016 by readers of Ohio Magazine, Riverside Wine Festival’s selection ranges from world-class wines to lighter wines made from fresh fruit. Attendees can sample wines from each winery and bottles will be available for purchase to take home. Participating wineries are: Camelot Cellars, Columbus Chateau Tebeau, Helena D & D Smith Winery, Norwalk Deer’s Leap Winery, Geneva Gillig Winery, Findlay Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion Sycamore Lake Wine Co., Columbus Grove The Winery at Versailles Via Vecchia Winery, Columbus The event will also feature live music, food and exhibitors. Exhibitors include Awakening Minds Art, Cartoon Giant, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Rustic Bendz, Ziss Custom Glass, Lip Tease, Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care, Danby, EverLasting Furniture, and LuLaRoe. Local food will be available from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, Doughlicious Drizzles and Delights, Sweet Dream Gourmet, and Wolfies Nuts. Attendees can also participate in mini paint and partake sessions from Awakening Minds Art. For no extra cost, attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Proceeds from the event benefit the Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to provide, encourage and promote quality arts education, community enrichment and entertainment opportunities. It is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small-business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
1:00 pm Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Swiss Homestead Open House @ Swiss Homestead
Jun 23 @ 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.
2:00 pm Sit and Sip with the Author @ Hull's Trace Wine Cellar
Sit and Sip with the Author @ Hull's Trace Wine Cellar
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hull’s Trace Wine Cellar, 105 E. Liberty St., Arlington, is hosting a “Sit and Sip with the Author” event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. David C. Greer, a practicing trial lawyer from Dayton, will share stories from his recently published book “God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan.” Come for the tales about John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis, Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover; stay for the crimes which made Ohio headlines while having your picture taken with Dillinger or Capone. The winery will be pouring wines and beers for purchase by Innocent Bystander, 19 Crimes and Jackie O’s. The program is free.
4:30 pm Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser @ Stonebridge Church
Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser @ Stonebridge Church
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 322 will host a Harlan’s chicken barbecue fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. June 23 at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance by contacting Amber Greeno at 419-306-1498 or from any Scout from Troop 322. Proceeds will directly benefit the Scouts by continuing to provide learning opportunities through campouts and new experiences.
6:00 pm Flawless Smile Tour @ All American Rock House
Flawless Smile Tour @ All American Rock House
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Kaleido and Talia will provide a dose of alternative rock, pop, and punk from across the globe, with roots in Kentucky, California and Paris, France. Attendees must be 21 and over.

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