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Things to do this weekend, June 14-16

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!

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!

Flag Day in Flag City U.S.A.

Downtown Findlay
Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where better to celebrate Flag Day than Flag City U.S.A.? Findlay has so many things going on during this day of designation – so get on your red, white, and blue and take advantage of all that is taking place on Flag Day!  The day begins with an opening reception at 10:30 a.m. at the Hancock Historical Museum for an extremely rare 13 star flag dating from the Revolutionary War.  The Downtown Findlay shop owners are opening their doors for extended hours for a Flag Day Scavenger Hunt and many are offering special deals as well!  VisitFindlay.com

St. Michael Parish Festival

St. Michael’s Church – East
Friday, 4:30 – 10 p.m.

Bring the whole family to this year’s St. Michael Parish Festival!  Free admission and fun for all ages.  Enjoy great food, adult beverages, live music, kids games and inflatables, bingo, cake wheel, black jack and more!  See the flyer here! FindlayStMichael.org

Rally in the Alley

Latham Courtyard
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy live music, friends and libations! Join us on Friday nights in the summer for this outdoor musical event series featuring local bands.  This week will feature the Reese Daily Band and snacks by Vivir Modern MexicanFindlayHancockChamber.com

Festival of Wheels

Downtown Bluffton
Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Downtown Bluffton will be filled with a stunning array of collectible vehicles!  The Festival of Wheels is open to antique cars, classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and more.  Judging begins at 5 p.m. with trophies awarded at 7:30 p.m. A cruise down South Main Street begins at 8 p.m.  BlufftonLions.org

Grillin N’ Chillin Patio Party

Mancy’s Steakhouse
Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Join Mancy’s Steakhouse and the Hancock Hotel for a fun family night at our Grillin N’ Chillin Patio Party!  There will be Grilled Cheese Chef’s Specials $5, Signature Cocktails, Kid-Friendly Mocktail Specials, and Live Music by Edward Molina.  No Reservations Required!  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

Hitchhiking Across America: A Contemporary Cabaret

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, 7:30 p.m.

It is often said, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But what about the steps in between – the steps that shape our lives and build stories we are compelled to share with the world?  Hitchhiking Across America: A Contemporary Cabaret is an intrapersonal perspective of moments in our lives that shape who we are – moments pivotal to creating a life of purpose and meaning.  Told though song and in the musical stylings of such composers as William Finn, Jason Robert Brown, and Heisler & Goldrich, this cabaret will create an intimate space in which to explore those experiences that generate emotions of celebration, reverence, and infinite joy.  Limited Tickets available here! MCPA.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

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

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

STEM Saturday: Circuits

Children’s Museum of Findlay
Saturday, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

STEM Saturdays are designed to introduce children to different interests and careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math. Our past STEM Saturdays included trains and locomotives, engineering and building, beekeeping, and working with the environment. Some of the events will feature special guests from our community, as well as our museum staff. Please join us at the Children’s Museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on these Saturdays. This event is free with regular admission and membership.  The June topic is circuits!  Facebook.com

Train Rides at NWORRP

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Saturday and 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 & 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

Father’s Day Fun

There are several ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Findlay!  Cook out at home but still enjoy Mancy’s steaks by purchasing a grilling box by Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m.  Saturday evening have a great time at Pops on the Patio with the Gathering properties!  And Sunday spend time with dad at Findlay Brewing CompanyVisitFindlay.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.

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!