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Things to do this weekend, April 19-21

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!

419 Day Celebration

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, 11 – 1 p.m.

Celebrate the 419!

The Courier and 106.3 are celebrating 419 Day with a celebration at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts!  There will be swag bags, giveaways, kids zone, free food, and more!  Children’s Activities include a 419 Day coloring contest sponsored by Heavenly Pizza, a photo booth with a face cutout that the parents can take photos of their kids, a prize wheel and fresh popped popcorn.  Admission is free, however a donation of a canned good is encouraged.

More 419 Day Fun: In addition, many local locations are offering special discounts throughout the day on April 19.  See all the specials here!

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

Taproom Yoga

Findlay Brewing Company
Saturday, 9:45 – 11 a.m.

Join Findlay Brewing Company on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month for Taproom Yoga! Local yoga instructors Katy Mercer (1st Saturday of the month) and Erin Teegardin (3rd Saturday of the month) rotate to lead each relaxing and fun session. The best part? All participants get to order a tasty beverage right after the session!  Taproom Yoga is $15 per person at the door. Your ticket includes a beer or beverage of your choice (of up to $6 in value) immediately following the session. No pre-registration required. Simply show up and pay at the door!  Each session begins promptly at 10 a.m. and runs about an hour. It’s best to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to get registered and settled in. Mats will be available, but please bring your own if you have one!  Facebook.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join NWORRP For a Continuous Easter Egg Hunt! The egg hunting grounds will be divided by age group, and will constantly be refilled until the last kid has found their eggs! Turn your finds in at the prize table and get your own NWORRP Easter Prize Bag.  Special age appropriate bags for kids 3 & Under.  Mr Bunny will be wandering around during the hunt for candid Easter memories! Admission is required $3 for adults, $2 for kids and includes admission to the Egg Hunt and 1 trip on the train.  The train will continue to run until 4 p.m.  Facebook.com

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!  AwakeningMindsArt.org

Storytime at Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants Findlay
Saturday, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us on the rug at Smarty Pants Findlay for our winter storytimes! Ms. Jan & Ms. Mary will be reading a new book each week, with 3 opportunities to attend throughout the week so if one day doesn’t work, maybe another will. These storytimes are geared toward the preschool set, but siblings are welcome to attend! Be sure to share this news with your friends!  Facebook.com

Easter Dining Options

Sunday

While some Easter Brunch and dinner locations are sold out – you’re in luck!  A couple are still available.  Reservations are required for Easter Brunch at the Hancock Hotel and limited seatings are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a menu featuring seafood options, carving station, vegetarian options, and more.  Findlay Brewing Company will be open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. featuring their regular menu with special Easter Eggs hidden in and around the taproom with fun coupons and freebies!

Visit our Museums

Enjoy all that Findlay has to offer 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!