The Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are joining together to bring “Coffee with a Cop” to the area. The first “Coffee with a Cop” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. Findlay and Hancock County residents are being invited to attend. “Coffee with a Cop” is a nationwide initiative aimed at bringing law enforcement officers and citizens together to discuss community concerns over coffee in an informal setting. This also allows officers and community members an opportunity to learn more about each other. There is no set agenda or specific topic. Community members may have concerns, but don’t feel they warrant police involvement. Sometimes, community members wish to offer a compliment or voice a complaint, or want to learn about police procedures and operations.
The University of Findlay will welcome acoustic guitarist Keegan McClellan on Feb. 12. This concert, which is part of the free Music Bach’s Concert Series, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union atrium. McClellan is an acoustic guitar solo artist whose music is characterized by a mixture of techniques of modern fingerstyle. In 2008, McClellan turned down a scholarship opportunity at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s jazz school to perfect and perform this new acoustic fingerstyle technique. McClellan’s playing incorporates percussive strikes, hand tapping, alternate tunings and other types of unconventional techniques to create a piece of musical art. His original music pieces showcase his dedication to his musical art form, and his desire to produce a sound that is musically inclined to multiple musical tastes. In 2011, McClellan was selected as one of eight artists to compete in the Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Contest and his original piece, “Kill the Prophets,” was featured and ranked on Gods of Indie Guitar 2011, which is an album featuring worldwide independent guitarists. Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free concert series presented by UF’s Campus Program Board, and Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Campus Program Board is a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying live music, brews, jambalaya and more at Alexandria’s annual Winter Blues Fest. Local musicians, The Millstream Mojo Blues Band, will warm up the crowd both nights. On Friday evening, enjoy a mix of blues, jazz, reggae and more by The Josh Garrett Band. RB Stone and his band will be performing on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from Winter Blues Fest will benefit the Mazza Museum at The University of Findlay.
“Wit,” the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Margaret Edson, is about Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne. She has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne is aggressively probing and intensely rational, but during the course of her illness, and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.