2014 After School Guide

. September 2, 2014.

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Who says the learning has to stop when the school day is over? Findlay Area Family is here to reassure parents that there are a wealth of afterschool activities to keep kids engaged and active. All that’s left to do is check out our list and sign up!

  • Hancock Park District
    1424 E. Main Cross St., Findlay

    The Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County and the Hancock Park District invite you to their Ultimate Dogpawlooza event on Saturday, September 13 from 9am-6pm and Sunday, September 14 from 10:30am-4pm at Riverbend Recreation Area in Findlay. Our mission is to host a family-friendly, fun-filled event that will feature the 6th annual Dog Walk and the Ultimate Air Dogs. There will be activities, numerous vendors, good food, and all kinds of fun for the entire family and their pets!

  • Funday Sunday at Mazza Museum
    201 College St., Findlay

    Funday Sunday at Mazza Museum is a day of fun, art and literature, all for free! Once a month, families can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling, snacks, shopping and more. Funday Sunday is from 1:30-3pm at Mazza Museum located on the campus of The University of Findlay. See the schedule of events online.

  • Children’s Mentoring Connection
    305 E. Lincoln St., Findlay

    Children’s Mentoring Connection is looking for volunteers to participate in the new school-based mentoring programs. Group and one-on-one mentoring will be offered at Jacobs Primary, Bigelow Hill Intermediate, Glenwood Middle School and Cory Rawson School. There are times available at lunch and after school. These programs will kick-off in mid-September and we need volunteers excited to spend time with youth. For more information, contact Becky Baratta at becky@hancockmentors.org.

  • TRENDS! on Main
    501 S. Main St., Findlay

    It is back to school time! At TRENDS! on Main it means homecoming season! Over 400 dresses to choose from and a wide selection of jewelry. Open 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Let one of our fashion specialists help you find the right fit. Dresses also available for bridesmaids and flower girls, military balls, destination weddings, and other formal events. Coming soon: Tuxedo Rentals for the men in your life!

  • Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
    305 W. Hardin St., Findlay

    Camp Fire’s clubs connect youth with caring, trained adults in a small group atmosphere. Clubs meet regularly and include a variety of fun, educational activities and projects. Join us on Thursday, September 11 from 5:30–7pm at Rolling Thunder Skating (an adult must accompany a child) at 2225 Keith Parkway in Findlay for information and to sign your child up for Camp Fire’s club programs.

  • Music Together
    208 Broadway St., Findlay

    Music together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Children enjoy sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Registration is now open for their fall session running from Monday, September 15 to Friday, November 21.

  • 1 Amazing Place
    207 E. Foulke Ave., Findlay

    This child care center and preschool lives up to its name! Children explore and learn in a safe and happy environment, and every teacher and staff member’s goal is to make each day a positive learning experience for every child. Preschoolers are engaged in a unique curriculum, and after school activities are fun and educational! Call today to enroll your child.

  • Findlay Family YMCA
    Downtown Branch: 300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
    East Branch: 1400 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay

    The YMCA is full of after school activities to keep kids busy! There is something for everyone this fall with programming for children of all ages. Classes offered include swimming, dance, cheerleading, tumbling, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, judo, and a basketball league. Once per month, there will be a Family Movie Night featuring a popular and appropriate flick for everyone to enjoy. There will also be Family Pool Nights, where swimming, snacks, games and crafts will be offered.

    Kids in 7th through 12th grade can join the Leaders Club by volunteering at the YMCA and community events such as the Special Olympics. They will learn leadership skills, responsibility, respect and communication at this bi-weekly club. Fall session programs begin the first week of September so be sure to register soon! Contact Richie VanHoose for more information.