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Things to do this weekend, January 21-23

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!

National Squirrel Appreciation Day

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Friday, Hike – 2:30 p.m. & Open House – 3-6 p.m.

There are several types of squirrels in our parks, but do you know which one is considered a night glider? How is the squirrel helpful in the forest? There will be fun squirrel pictures to look at and one to color, pelts to feel, and squirrel nut stashes to find. There will be a hike at 2:30 PM to see how many squirrel nests we can find. So, come out and get some fresh air and exercise on the trails.  Meet at Discovery Center.  The 2:30 hike will be followed by an Open House from 3 – 6 p.m.  This event is open for all ages and is free – registration is not required.

Live@ARMES: Oshima Brothers

MCPA Armes Hall
Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Oshima Brothers’ magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a full and complex sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion.  Purchase your tickets here!

The Amazing Chemistry Show

The DOCK at St. Marks UMC

Join St. Marks UMC Family Ministry for the hands on Family Experience immediately followed by The Amazing Chemistry Show!  This is a FREE community event located in The Dock behind St. Marks UMC.

Celebration of Music

MCPA Donnell Theatre
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Now in its thirty-eighth season, Findlay First Edition has continuously entertained audiences with its distinctive style of performing. FFE has claimed over 100 Grand Championships and over 60 national awards, including a two-time Showstoppers Grand Champion, FAME Show Choir Cup, FAME New York, and FAME Chicago.  FFE will be previewing their 2022 competition show, and will also be joined by “The Friars” from the University of Michigan, featuring FFE alum Matt Lichtinger and Bowling Green State University’s Ten40!  Accompanying the group is the instrumental ensemble known as The Boingers. The Boingers supply an energizing background to the 52 member show choir, and they have won over 75 caption awards for Best Instrumental Combo.  Also accompanying the group is the heart and soul of the group…a 9 member crew.  Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase now.

Live Music: Ethan Timm

Gillig Winery
Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m.

Wine and Dine at Gillig Winery as you enjoy music by Ethan Timm!  Ohio musician Ethan Timm plays acoustic guitar and sings classic rock favorites, as well as his similarly styled original songs. His sound is bluesy and smooth, and he is always open to requests!

Tracks: Open House

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

We don’t always get to see the animals that live in the parks, but we can tell if they were there by the tracks they leave behind. Visit the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center to determine all that animal tracks can tell us, make your own tracks in the sand by using our stamp tracks, and check out the Track Who Done It scene.  Meet at the Discovery Center.  All ages are welcome, this event is free and registration is not required.

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 shopping in Downtown Findlay for Jackpot January!

Until January 29th every 5th customer of the first fifty customers who make at least a $10 purchase at participating Downtown locations will receive Downtown Gift Certificates!  The fifth customer to spend at least $10 will receive a $5 Downtown Gift Certificate.  The tenth customer will receive $10, the 15th will receive $15, and so on!  This promotion will run at participating locations  until the 50th customer has made their purchase.  Participating locations include: Burlwick & Co., Elida Candle Company, Flag City Clothing, The Shops at Journey (Journey Salon & Day SpaLight & Lovelyand Journey Gifts), The Lavender HourObjects of Desire Artful Living, the gift shop of the Findlay Art League, Painters’ Pottery, River + RoadRooBarb StudiosShimmery Belle Boutique, Sleek Styles Salon and Spa, Smarty Pants Findlay, Summer Creek ApparelTrends! on Main, and The Urban

Go Ice Skating at The Cube

Ice Skate no matter the weather at The Cube!  City of Findlay Recreation hosts open skate times nearly every day of the week.  See the schedule here!  Open skates cost $6 and skate rental is available for $3.  Don’t forget – The Cube is cash only!

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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