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Things to do this weekend, April 8-10

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Are you constantly asking “What’s Happening, Hancock County?” There are plenty of things to do in Findlay and Hancock County this weekend!

Findlay Home & Garden Show

The Cube
Friday, 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Findlay Home & Garden Show is returning to Findlay!  Easy access and free parking makes this event your number one stop to start your home remodeling project for 2022.  Meet with area professionals, designers, remodelers who will be there to assist and answer your questions. Kitchens, bathrooms, sunrooms, additions and much more will be on display.  Admission is $6.

FHS Musical: Damn Yankees

Findlay High School
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.

Findlay High School Theatre presents Damn Yankees, a musical that sees a fanatical baseball fan, Joe Boyd, agreeing to sell his soul to the devil to save his favorite team, the Senators. When the time comes for Joe to pay the price of his success he manages to outwit the devil in this sure-fire musical.  Purchase your tickets

Draw a Bird class

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Today is National Draw a Bird Day! Come to the Discovery Center to draw birds using our mounts as a reference. Get up close and draw a variety of species of birds like owls, hawks, waterfowl, and songbirds. If you are new to drawing birds, we will teach you the basics to help you draw realistic birds. If you are an experienced artist, learn some tips and tricks to help improve your art. We will also talk about famous bird artists, like John James Audubon, and look at some of their work to pull some inspiration for our own art. Paper and pencils will be provided or bring your own personal supplies.  Meet at the Discovery Center.  This event requires participants to be ages 13-17.  Free; but click here to register by 1 PM on Friday, April 8.

Second Saturday

Your Favorite Local Shops!

Supporting small businesses isn’t just for one day – support local year-round with Second Saturdays!
Plan to visit your favorite small businesses as they offer specials, promotions, discounts, and more!  See our local shopping options in Findlay and Hancock County here. Check out each locations social media and website to see what they have in store for Second Saturday!  Locations with specials this Second Saturday include The Urban Market, Trends! on Main, Smarty Pants Findlay, Shimmery Belle Boutique, Objects of Desire Artful Living, Shops at Journey, Flag City Clothing, Burlwick & Co., and Jen’s Buggy Whip Cake Art

Discovery Story: Flowers

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Saturday, 10 a.m.

There are approximately 300,000 different plants in the world that produce a flower. See which ones live in your backyard and at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children will learn what flower color is most prevalent, what flowers help the plants do, and what animals visit them. Children will make flowers out of cupcake liners and other craft materials.  Meet at the Discovery Center.  This free event is recommended for ages 3-5 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend.  Registration is not required.

Teen Bird Hike

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Saturday, 1 p.m.

It’s a great time to be birding as spring migration is upon us. Teens will learn basic use of binoculars and how to identify birds that are either living in or migrating through the different habitats of Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Binoculars will be available for participants to use.  Meet at the Discovery Center.  This free event requires participants to be ages 13-15, register by 10 AM on Saturday, April 9.

Wildflower I.D. Hike

Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Saturday, 4 p.m.

Spring wildflowers will be in bloom along the trails of Litzenberg this time of year. We’ll look for common ones like Spring Beauties and Trout Lilies, who’s blooms cover a lot of woods along the trails and Bloodroot whose stark white petals make it an easy find against the forest floor. Adults will learn some basic wildflower identification tips along with how pioneers and Native Americans might have used them.  Meet at the Gatehouse.  This free event requires participants to be ages 18 and up.  Registration is not required.

Pointe of the Evening Ballet & Auction

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Classical ballet and contemporary dance – along with a surprise or two – await the audience at the Pointe of the Evening Ballet and Auction.  The annual event, a staple in Findlay’s performing arts scene will feature dancers from the Findlay Academy of Ballet and Findlay First Edition. The dancers will once again take the stage at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.  Proceeds from the event go to the 501(c)3 scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance and instruction opportunities for local dancers.  A silent auction begins in the lobby at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7:30pm in the auditorium, followed by a reception.  Tickets are just $10-$18, Purchase your tickets

So Egg-cited: Open House

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

It is early spring, which means eggs will be hatching soon. Join Program Specialist Chris Allen at the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center as she talks about animals that produce eggs and the type of eggs that can be found in the park and where they came from. Take a look at the eggs’ display and see if you can guess what animal they came from them. You also will get to see the baby turkeys that came out of the big speckled eggs from the Allen farm in January.  Meet at the Discovery Center.  All ages are welcome to this free event, registration is not required.

Live Music

You can find live music any given day in Findlay and Hancock County, especially on the weekends.  This weekend will be able to enjoy bands and musicians at Gregor’s, Gillig WineryAlexandria’s, and Coffee Amici.  Learn more here!

Ongoing Fun

There is plenty of fun to be had every weekend in Findlay and Hancock County!  Check out these events and activities that will take place every weekend.

Get creative with Painters’ Pottery

Let your imagination go wild at Painters’ Pottery – and create a keepsake while you’re at it!  Painters’ Pottery is open Thursday – Sunday with varied hours, call-ahead reservations are strongly recommended, but walk-in’s are welcome when available.  Check Facebook for that day’s hours!  Simply pick out your piece of pottery, your paints, and create!  Take-home kits are available as well.

Learn through playing at Children’s Museum of Findlay

Pack the kids up and head to Children’s Museum of Findlay for hours of imaginative play!  Children can be firefighters, teachers, vets, go grocery shopping or camping, climb (and jump!), and so much more.  The Children’s Museum of Findlay is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Visit our Area Art Galleries

Findlay is teeming with the arts!  Enjoy our local art galleries this weekend.  Findlay Art League has a new show every month, so it is always great to explore.  FAL is open Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.  Mazza Museum is full of artwork that will thrill art lovers of all ages.  Mazza is the first, and largest, art gallery dedicated to children’s book illustrations – making it fun for those who wish to appreciate art, reminisce, or experience the artwork for the first time.  Mazza is open Wednesdays – Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.  Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Fisher/Wall Gallery is only open Monday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m. but it is well-worth a visit!  With displays rotated every month it is always worth a visit.  All of these galleries offer free admission.

Other Things to Do

We could keep our list going until your finger falls off from all the scrolling – so check out our complete list of attractions and things to do here!

For more information about events happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.

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