Briefly, May 1

Shop for gifts, crafts at annual show

FINDLAY – The 25th annual Springtime in Ohio craft show is returning to the Hancock County Fairgrounds for a two-day run Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m-4 p.m. Sunday.

More than 300 vendors are to occupy 11 buildings, two large tents and dozens of outdoor exhibits with a variety of merchandise. Food booths, children’s activities and entertainment also are planned.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for those age 12 and younger. The fairgrounds are at 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay.

Ghost detectives to present area program

CLYDE – Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits are to present a program next week at Clyde Public Library.

ORBS has been featured on the Animal Planet series “The Haunted,” the Biography Channel series “My Ghost Story” and the History Channel. With more than 300 cases to date, the group has investigated many of Ohio’s historical landmarks. They love to share the results of their investigations and to educate on how they conduct research.

The program is to run 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 9 in the library’s meeting room. No registration is required for this free program.

For more information, call (419) 547-7174.

War of 1812 commemorations planned

PERRYSBURG – War of 1812 re-enactors are to stage an artillery duel across the Maumee River Friday as the kick-off event of Fort Meigs’ First Siege 1813 bicentennial event.

The duel is to feature cannon fire from both sides of the river as well as ground charges to replicate the bombardment of Fort Meigs; the program is to last 8-8:30 p.m.

The program is free.

Other events are planned Saturday and Sunday, as well, including musket and artillery demonstrations and speakers. A special display is to show never-before-seen artifacts, including letters, weapons, equipment, and personal items from the war, such as a piece of the ship where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner.

See for full details.