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Things to do this weekend, Dec. 15-17

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!

The Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol

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

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.  Very limited tickets still available, Get your tickets online!  FortFindlayPlayhouse.org

North Pole Express

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Take a ride on the North Pole Express! Enjoy a ride on our trains and enjoy 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! Plus, take a stroll in the indoor winter wonderland and 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!  Facebook.com

WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House

St. Andrews UMC
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more!  Don’t miss out on these great Hancock County traditions!!  This event will continue every Friday until December 22!

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.  AwakeningMindsArt.org

Classic Movie Night: Shop Around the Corner

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a classic movie at the Hancock Historical Museum.  This month’s movie is “Shop Around the Corner” starring Margaret Sullavan & James Stewart.  During this final Classic Movie Night of 2017, guests will be invited to vote on their favorite film shown this year during a special “Oscars Party”.  Historical information before and discussion after the film. Popcorn and refreshments provided, BYOB. Free to the public. Call 419-423-4433 for more information.  HancockHistoricalMuseum.org

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Joy and Toy Drive

Gathering Wine
Friday, 7:30 p.m.

It’s giving season! The Gathering, Gathering Wine, and The Anvil have partnered with Findlay Hope House for a Joy & Toy Drive! For the entire month of December drop off a unwrapped gift for ages between 0-15 at Gathering Wine during business hours.  Celebrate GIVING by joining Gathering Wine on Friday, December 15 for their very first Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Patio with representatives from Hope House!  Toys are at the top of the list, of course! However, some other items to consider are: Twin size sheets, Comforters, Books, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Cleaning supplies, and Laundry soap.  Facebook.com

Public Ice Skating

The Cube
Friday, 8 – 9 a.m. & 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 8 – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 3 – 4:50

Bring the whole family to The Cube for some ice skating fun!  Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. Don’t forget, The Cube is cash only.  Come and Ice Skate at the COOLEST place in town!  FindlayOhio.com

Jingle Bell Jog

Great Scot – Broad Ave.
Saturday, 9 a.m.

Join Great Scot and the Findlay Family YMCA at the Great Scot on Broad Avenue in Findlay for the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog. This timed 5K will take off at 9:00 AM with everyone wearing jingle bells on their shoes to celebrate the holiday season!  You can still register by coming to the packet pickup at Dave’s Running on Tiffin Ave between 4:00-6:00 PM on Friday, December 15th or by registering prior to the race at the Great Scot on Broad Ave from 7:30-8:45 AM on Saturday, December 16th.  Facebook.com

Pancakes and Pajamas

Camp Fire NW Ohio
Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m.

Wake up with Camp Fire on December 16th from 9-11 a.m. for “Pancakes in Pajamas.” Pancakes, sausage and beverage- $5 for ages 12 and up, kids 3-11 are $3, kids under 2 are free. Don’t forget to strike a pose with Santa before he heads back off to the North Pole! There just may be a little surprise for all good little boys and girls.  Purchase tickets online!  CampFireNWOhio.com

Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

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!