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Things to do this weekend, August 23-25

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!

Fitness Fridays at CMF

Children’s Museum of Findlay
Friday, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Every fourth Friday of the month, Children’s Museum of Findlay will be hosting Fitness Friday!
Each month will be a different topic focusing on fitness, movement, health, or nutrition, and there might even be a special guest or organization joining in on the fun! The sessions will be 1-1:30 and 1:30 – 2 p.m. with most of the same activities in each session. Attendance is welcome at either or both session, no registration required!
All Fitness Friday events are free with regular admission or membership.
Come out to the Old Mill Stream Centre for 20 rounds of bingo with each prize being a designer purse.  Bingo starts at 7 with the doors opening at 5:30 .  Facebook.com

Local Farmers’ Markets

Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. • Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Findlay
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon • Citizen’s National Bank, Bluffton

Buying local produce has plenty of benefits, and supporting your neighbors is just one of them.  At times, it can be difficult to find produce and goods that are local, but during the summer, you have plenty of opportunities to buy local goods!  Thursdays through October head to Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for the Hancock County Farmers’ Market!  The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is held rain or shine and features locally grown produce and locally made goods, see the vendor directory here!  Saturdays through October plant to visit the Bluffton Farmers’ Market, held in Downtown Bluffton at Citizen’s National Bank, see their vendor information here!

The Schifferly Road Band

Northridge Lodge at the Elks
Friday, 7 – 11 p.m.

Open to the public! $5 cover charge. Bring your lawn chair and join us out on our lawn for great music by the Schifferly Road Band. They play modern country, classic rock, blues and pop. Food and beverages will be available. No outside containers. In the event of inclement weather the band will play in the Elks banquet facility. Facebook.com

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

Sensory Explorers

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us with your favorite toddler every Friday morning for Sensory Explorers!  Toddlers will focus on kindergarten ready skills, their senses & have reading time during this fun and exciting class for pre-k kiddos, accompanied with an adult! Class is $10 for each child.  AwakeningMindsArt.org

Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Children, teens, and adults of all abilities will focus on painting techniques & socialization. Canvas Panels are available for an additional $3.  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!  AwakeningMindsArt.org

Pistons in the Park Car Show

Arcadia Community Park
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Pistons in the Park Car Show is an annual car show hosted by the Fort Findlay Mustang Club.  Admission is free, however donations for a variety of community-based charities are welcome.  Facebook.com

Ghost Town Crafts & Antiques Festival

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

Ghost Town will host our Crafts & Antiques Festival on August 24-25. The town will be filled with dealers inside & outside. East of Cheyenne will provide live music both days. The kids can climb our 24 foot climbing wall and shoot the laser guns. There will be plenty of food and snacks. Our western actors will perform every couple hours. Bring your pets and come out to Ghost Town and see what is new for 2019. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Military $4 Kids 5-17 $4 Entry includes: Live Music, Western Shows, Climbing Wall and Laser Guns.  Facebook.com

Train Rides at NWORRP

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Get out and enjoy all that NWORRP has to offer!  Quarter scale trains will be running on Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 4 p.m.  Plus, visit the engine house and museum to see model trains and learn more about train history.  Museum admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and train rides are included!  Facebook.com

Boat Rentals

Zonta Landing – Riverside Park
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 7 p.m.

Zonta Landing Boat Rentals at Riverside Park Waterfront has canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats for rent on weekends and holidays, from 1 – 7 PM, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  The standard boat rental fee is $5 per ½ hour for canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. The Special Float Trip Option is $20 per canoe, $20 per double kayak, or $10 per solo kayak for approximately two hours. Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing. Boating is limited to an area upstream past the Country Club golf course, Eastpoint Area, and Vogelsong Conservation Area to the State Route 568/Sandusky Street Bridge and back.  HancockParks.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!