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Things to do this weekend, April 20-22

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!

Healthy Kids Day

University of Findlay, Koehler Center
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Awaken Summer Imagination at the 2018 Healthy Kids Day!  This free event is open to kids of all ages with family fun, exciting activities, healthy snacks and awesome prizes!

Drop and Date

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.

Classic Movie Night: To Be or Not To Be

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.

Join the Hancock Historical Museum for their Classic Movie Night!  This month’s movie is “To Be or Not To Be“, released in 1942 and rated PG.  It is directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and stars Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, and Robert Stack.  Historical information before and discussion after. Popcorn and refreshments provided. BYOB. Free to the public. Call 419-423-4433 for more information.

Public Ice Skating

The Cube
Friday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50 and 7 – 9 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!

Flights and Floats

Riverbend Park
Friday, 8:30 p.m.

Peent! This is the call of the American Woodcock, a plump little shorebird that is rare in Hancock County. That noise is one of the telltale signs that the bird is about to shoot up 300 feet into the sky to begin its signature courtship ritual. Join us on several Friday nights in April to see if we can spot these birds in flight, while sipping on a root beer float. Bring your binoculars if you have them.  Recommended for ages 8 and up; children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Free, but click here to register by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

Spring Arts and Crafts Show

Ghost Town
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ghost Town of Findlay will host the annual Spring Crafts & Antiques Festival Saturday April 21 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday April 22 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The town will be filled with quality Crafts & Antiques. Live music will be provided both days by The East of Cheyenne Band. The kids can Shoot Laser Tag and climb the big 24′ wall.  There will be plenty of Food & Snacks on site so plan to spend the day. Friendly pets are allowed. We are looking forward to another great event. Adults $6 Kids 15 & under Free.

Pierce’s Crew Pancake Breakfast

Fins Seafood and Grille
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Pierce’s Crew Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Findlay, Ohio. They assist local autism and special needs families with the cost of therapy and programs. To do this, we hold several fundraisers each year. This event is their longest running fundraiser and we would like to invite you and your family out to breakfast!  Cost is $7/person, 2 and under are free!

Pitch, Hit, and Run

Marathon Diamonds at The Cube
Saturday, 10 a.m. – Noon

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting a Pitch Hit & Run contest!  The contest is open to boys & girls, baseball & softball – ages 7-14. A copy of the participants birth certificate is required. Call 419-424-7176 for more information.

Who Wants to Be an Actor?

Children’s Museum of Findlay
Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Arts Partnership will be at CMF to host a beginner acting class for kids in the theater exhibit. Bring your little actor or actress and let their imagination and creativity blossom!

Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

For all ages of all abilities, join us to create an AMAzing masterpiece! Instructors will guide you through a step by step process to creating your very own painting. Canvas is available for purchase, $3 per panel.

Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Night

Vanlue Community Park
Saturday, 7 p.m.

Come out and see some great comedy and help support a good cause. Steve Lind headlines a great lineup! The event will take place at the Vanlue Community Park and the doors open at 7 p.m, show starts at 8 p.m. $12 presale tickets, or purchase at the door for $17 the night of the event. Event is BYOB, and concessions will be sold as well. Contact Mike Edie (419-348-9242) for tickets or information.  This event will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters.

The Spring Night Sky

Riverbend Park
Saturday, 8 p.m.

J.T. Senghas, of the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about the spring night sky. Following the talk will be views of the first quarter Moon, Venus setting with the winter objects, and Leo and the spring objects rising. Look through their telescopes or bring your own. Club members can show you how to set them up and use them.  All ages welcome. Free; registration not required, meet at Shelter #5.

Spring Garden: Open House

Litzenberg Memorial Woods – McKinnis House
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Spring is a time for growth and gardening at the McKinnis homestead. After a long cold winter, the days get warmer, the ground begins to thaw, and the growing season begins. Visitors are invited to learn how the McKinnis family tends to their spring garden, and may even be asked to help with the garden themselves. Food will be prepared with early spring vegetables, such as asparagus, and will be available for tasting.  All ages welcome. Free; registration not required.

From Classical to Romantic Orchestra Concert

Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Sunday, 3 p.m.

Formed in 2009, The University of Findlay Orchestra is a string ensemble composed of more than fifty students, staff, and community players.  The performance will include graceful and elegant music from the classical period and enthusiastic and passionate music from the romantic period.  The orchestra will be under the direction of Dr. Soojin Lee of the University of Findlay.

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!