FIRST EDITION TO HOST 21ST ANNUAL FINDLAY FEST
Findlay First Edition, Findlay High School's Award-winning show choir, will host the 21st annual Findlay Fest show choir competition on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Fourteen choirs will compete during the day in the Findlay High School R. L. Hemminger Auditorium, beginning at 8:45 am, with the top six qualifying choirs performing again in the evening, beginning at 7pm. In all, nearly 1,000 students from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana will perform throughout the day. The competition is open to the public and tickets for the daytime and evening performance are available all day at the door. The cost of admission is $8 for the daytime and $8 for the evening competition.
CHARITY ICE BOWL TOURNAMENT, HPD, FINDLAY
The Disc Golf Community Assoc. will be hosting the Annual Ray Heverling Charity Ice Bowl at Riverbend Area on Saturday, February 1, 2014. New and experienced players are invited to play one round of disc golf with two additional temporary baskets for a total of twenty holes. Check in at noon in shelter three at Riverbend with the Ice Bowl beginning at 1pm. Exclusive Ice Bowl prizes will be awarded. Enjoy a warm fire and hot drinks. For more information, contact Dale Wirt at email@example.com or 419-889-9567. Entry fee is $20, additional donations welcome. First ten registrants receive an Ice Bowl Logo Disc.
RACCOON RUN WINTER SPORTS CENTER, FINDLAY
Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center opens Friday, January 3 Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is set to open Friday, January 3 and will remain open weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays until ground and weather conditions become unsuitable. Normal hours of operation at the concession are 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. The concession offers a complete outfitting of cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes for kids of all ages. Rentals fees are set at $7 per hour or $20 for the day and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Arrangements for all day rentals can be made through the HPD office during the week or at Raccoon Run during normal business hours. Equipment can be taken to other HPD areas. Beginner cross-country ski workshops are now available on Saturdays in January and February including January 4, 11, and 18 and February 1, 8, and 15 from 9-10:30 A.M. before the concession opens for public rentals. A snowshoe is scheduled for Saturday, January 25. All scheduled workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions. Sign the family up for a cross-country ski workshop to learn basic techniques like gliding, turning, and rhythm. Participants must be at least eight years of age with a participating adult. Cost is $12 for cross-country and $10 for snowshoe workshops. Register at the HPD office with fees by the Friday before each workshop date. Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is located in Big Oaks Area Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568 to TR 241 east of Findlay. For more information regarding the Raccoon Run Winter Sport Center and activities view the HPD website at www.HancockParks.com, like us on Facebook, download a Program Guide or call the HPD office at 419-425-PARK/7275 and “Discover Your Hancock Parks”. A Raccoon Run brochure can be downloaded from the website along with a discount coupon to redeem at the concession. To check current snow and trail conditions on weekends, call the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center at 419-424-1555. During the week, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm, call the HPD office at 419 425-PARK/7275.
GARY PUCKETT AND THE UNION GAP, Ritz, Tiffin
In 1968 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap had six consecutive gold albums and sold more records than any other recording act....including the Beatles. They played a command performance at the White House for Prince Charles and Princess Anne by special invitation of the President. They were one of a very select group of touring acts to achieve prominence worldwide. In 1971, Gary disbanded the Union Gap. In 1974 "Young Girl" was reissued by popular request in England where it reached number five and achieved a Silver Record Award for the second time, a full six years after the song was initially released. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's Greatest Hits is one of CBS's best selling "Collector Series" albums today.