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Things to do this weekend, January 17-19

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!

Live Music in Hancock County

Friday & Saturday

There are always great options for live music around Hancock County! Check out our list of where to go this weekend: Visitfindlay.com

The Findlay Art League Founder’s Show

Findlay Art League
Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

During the month of January, the Findlay Art League will be featuring art in their gallery that was created by founding and long-time members who have worked to make the Art League a viable organization. The Art League owes a great debt of gratitude to these talented and hard-working people, whose sacrifices of time and finances have made the league possible. They organized, developed, struggled, encouraged each other, and kept the group going, and they deserve to be honored. 
The Founder’s Show will remain in the gallery until January 31, and can be viewed during regular open hours, Wednesday and Thursday 12-2 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Facebook.com

Kids Craft Friday

Awakening Minds Art
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Designed for children ages 4 – 13. This class offers a variety of arts and crafts in a FUN, social, 2 hour class. Let the kids let loose on a Friday night with some art while you enjoy downtown Findlay! This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity. No registration, walk-in only! $10.00 each participant.  AwakeningMindsArt.org

Orion Viewing

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Friday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Orion is one of the best-known constellations. Winter is the best time for viewing it. Head inside to our portable planetarium for a show about Orion and its two main stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, and learn about the galaxy that bears its name. Participants are required to sit on the floor. Ask about accommodations. All ages are welcome. Free, but click here to register by 4 PM on Friday, January 17.

Celebration of Music

MCPA
Friday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Celebration of Music is a community concert with performances by Findlay First Edition Showchoir, The Friars from the University of Michigan, and Up in the Air from Tiffin University. MCPA.org

Taproom Yoga at Findlay Brewing Company

Findlay Brewing Co.
Saturday, 9:45 a.m.

Taproom Yoga continues in 2020 on the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month with local yoga instructors Katy Mercer (1st Saturday of the month) and Erin Teegardin (3rd Saturday of the month)!
Taproom Yoga is $15 per person at the door. Your ticket includes a beer or beverage of your choice (of up to $6 in value). No pre-registration required. Simply show up and pay at the door!
Each session begins promptly at 10 a.m. and runs about an hour. It’s best to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to get registered and settled in. Mats will be available, but please bring your own if you have one!
The workout begins promptly at 9:45 a.m. Make sure to arrive in time to get settled in! No experience necessary – simply bring a yoga mat if you have one! Pre-registration is highly encouraged! This way we can make sure we have enough space for everyone! It’s $15 per person and your first pint of FBC beer is included at the end! FindlayBrewing.com

Saturday Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Children, teens, and adults of all abilities will focus on painting techniques & socialization. Painting on cardstock is $10, canvas Panels are available for an additional $3.  Class is limited to the first 20 participants, walk-in only! Awakeningmindsart.org

Vivir Turns ONE Year!

Vivir Modern Mexican
Saturday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

We can’t believe it’s been ONE year already! In celebration of opening one year ago in the great city of Findlay we will be serving 3$ ANY taco, 5$ Margaritas (15$ Pitchers), and giving away T-shirts to randomly selected patrons! We will also be serving a special taco inspired by the coasts of Guadalajara! HAPPENING ALL DAY! Facebook.com

Learn to Skate Session IV

The Cube
Saturday, 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

Learn to Skate Session IV
Saturdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 15th
12:10-12:35 – Tots, Intermediate, & Adults
12:35-1:00 Beginners (Ages 5-16)
$40 includes 25 minute lesson, public skate immediately following from 1-2:50 pm on Saturdays, and rental skates.
Call to register 419-424-7176 today! Facebook.com

National Skate Month Celebration

The Cube
Saturday, 1- 3 p.m. & 7-9:50 p.m.

Join us at The Cube for a fun-filled day of skating celebrations! Public skate is from 1:00-2:50pm with an ice skating exhibition 1-1:10pm and a free skating lesson from 1:10-1:35pm. A second public skate session will be from 7-9:50pm. Public skate admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. Facebook.com

LIVE@ARMES Series: The Small Glories

MCPA
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

There’s nothing small about The Small Glories. Cara Luft and JD Edwards run the folk-pop gamut from rich vocals that tear at your soul, to combinations of claw-hammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. Born of the Canadian Prairies and brought together by fate, The Small Glories draws you in, so you feel you’re on stage with them. One of NPR Music’s “Artists to Watch at SXSW 2019,” their voices will roam through your thoughts long after the performance has ended. MCPA.org

Quilt Making: Open House

Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

It’s winter and a good time to put the scraps from sewing together to make a nice warm quilt. Join Sarah Fishel and learn some of her favorite quilt patterns and how to set them. Do you have a favorite scrap of fabric you would like to share with new quilt friends? If so, then bring it along and join in the winter fun of fabric scrap swapping. All ages are welcome. Free; registration is not required. HancockParks.com

Awaken to 2020

The Lavender Hour
Sunday, 6-8 p.m.

Caroline Dawson of Kevala Innovations will lead a workshop focused on clearing the clutter, finding the divine, and inhabiting the intention as we enter 2020. Participants will utilize breath work, energetic techniques, sound vibration, and gentle yogic postures to release, realign, and refocus in both spirit and body. Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required by e-mailing info@thelavenderhour.com or calling 419-306-7532. Facebook.com

Visit our Museums

Enjoy all that Findlay has to offer by visiting our museums!  While our museums are all open during the week as well, take advantage of their weekend hours and have fun with the whole family.  The Mazza Museum, home to over 11,000 individual children’s book illustrations, is open on Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. and admission is free.  Find your favorite illustration, read your favorite books, and have fun in the hands-on area as well.  The Children’s Museum of Findlay gives children the opportunity to learn by doing with exhibits representing different industries and activities in Hancock County – like becoming a firefighter, a banker, a farmer. going camping, or taking the stage!  The Children’s Museum is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.  Learn more about our heritage – and have fun doing it by visiting the Hancock Historical Museum!  The Historical Museum has a variety of exhibits and buildings dedicated to Hancock County’s history, including a building and transportation room, government center, and more.  The Historical Museum is open on Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m.  The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is open 3 – 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  The Library has exhibits celebrating all cultures around the globe, with a wide variety of educational supplies available to borrow, unique displays, as well as the only location in the world awarded the Smithsonian Institute’s Black Wings exhibit, chronicling the the history of the Tuskegee Airman.

For more information about what is happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.  We hope to see you out and about in Hancock County this weekend!