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Things to do this weekend, August 16-18

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!

BVRSI Purse Bingo

The Old Mill Stream Center
Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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 .

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!

Classic Movie Night: All About Eve

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join the Hancock Historical Museum for All About Eve starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter & George Sanders! This event is free to the public. There will be historical information before and discussion after. Popcorn and refreshments are provided. You can also BYOB! Hancock Historical Museum

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.

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.

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!

Mt. Blanchard Heritage Day

Mt. Blanchard
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Heritage Day with Mt. Blanchard!  Cars from early 1900’s up to 1959 will be featured in the downtown show in the quaint village.  This year there will be muscle cars, classic cars and vintage cars as well as a Softball Home run Derby, magician, petting zoo and more.  Tickets for a Chicken BBQ can be purchased at The Food Center in Mt. Blanchard. All proceeds from the festival go towards beautification projects in town and at the parks .

Taproom Yoga

Findlay Brewing Company
Saturday,  9:45 a.m. – 11:00 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!

Amvets Bingo

AMVETS Post 21
Sunday, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open to the Public- Come join us for bingo fun on the 1st and 3rd Sunday! Doors open at 3:30 pm; early bird play starts at 4:30 pm; regular games start at 5:00 pm; also available are instant ticket games, 50/50 and daubers. Food available on the 1st Sunday of the month only, but feel free to bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol). Nobody under the age of 18 permitted to enter. Always fun, low prices and lots of laughs!

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!

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.

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!