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Things to do this weekend, Dec. 7 – 9

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!

Arsenic and Old Lace

Fort Findlay Playhouse
Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 5 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace opened on Broadway in 1941. It was an immediate hit and has continued to be one of the most popular American plays for nearly 70 years. The story revolves around the two charming old maid Brewster sisters. Abby and Martha pursue a mission of mercy by helping homeless and lonely men escape a life of sadness by poisoning them and burying the bodies in the cellar. Assisted by Teddy, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, all goes well until nephew Mortimer discovers one of the bodies. To further complicate matters, an unexpected visit by brother Jonathan, a serial killer, and his intoxicated friend, Dr. Einstein, throws the family into even more turmoil.  Buy your tickets online!

North Pole Express

Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5:30 – 8:30

Take a ride on the North Pole Express! Enjoy a ride on the trains and take in the beautiful holiday decorations!  Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. This price includes a train ride ticket, admission to the museum, and a stroll in the Christmas Tree Forest with 135+ decorated Christmas Trees.  Plus, you will be able to see Santa on select dates and make sure you bring your letter and drop it off in the special North Pole mailbox!

WinterFest and Santa’s House

St. Andrew’s UMC (enter Santa’s House on Crawford Street entrance)
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.

A favorite Findlay tradition is back again, WinterFest and Santa’s House, brought to our community by Findlay Kiwanis.  Take a horse-drawn wagon ride around Downtown, meet with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and sweet treats, and more await you!

Drop and Shop

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.  Every Friday in December the craft will be holiday-themed!

Public Ice Skating

The Cube
Friday, 9 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50, 8 – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 3 – 4:50 p.m.

Get out and go ice skating!  Public Skates take place every day at The Cube!  Public Skates are subject to change, see City of Findlay Recreation’s Facebook or call 419-424-7176 for up-to-date information.  Weekend and evening admission is $5 and skate rental is $3.  Looking for something to do during the week?  The Cube is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. as well!  Cost is $5 for admission and skate rental.  Don’t forget, The Cube is cash only!

Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Children, teens, and adults of all abilities will focus on painting techniques & socialization.  Create a masterpiece with guided instruction. This is an all-inclusive program for children, teens and adults with special needs and their typical developing peers!

Feasel’s Holiday Fun!

Feasel’s Garden Center and Gift Shoppe
Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m.

Feasel’s is your holiday hub this year with seasonal shopping daily and fun holiday events for the whole family on the weekends!  Romick’s Christmas Train will be running from 4 – 9 p.m., they will be joined by the big man in red on Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m.  Who would Santa be without his reindeer?  They will be on-site during that time as well.  Throughout the evening there will be live music from Franciscan Choral Group, Millstream Ringers, and Millstream Singers!

UF Band Concert: Christmas on the Silver Screen

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, 3 – 5 p.m.

The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will join to present their annual Christmas concert. The bands will perform a variety of well-known holiday songs from the silver screen. The featured soloist for the concert will be Dylan McConnell, a senior Nuclear Medicine Technology major from Wooster, Ohio. The bands will be under the direction of Jack Taylor, Professor of Music at the University of Findlay.  This concert is free!

Visit our Museums

Beat the heat this weekend and head indoors to take advantage of air conditioned fun by visiting our museum!  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 the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to visit this unique location in Findlay.  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.

Tap your Toes to Live Music

Keep warm this winter, but don’t hibernate!  Get out and enjoy all that Findlay and Hancock County has to offer!  There are so many great locations around the area that have talented local artists playing every weekend.  Check out some of these spots and see who is playing!

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!