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The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February.
Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, and Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, will preview their documentary, “Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall.
In December 2015, Sugden and Elchert traveled to Havana to interview artists and gather footage for the film, which focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
The event is free.
Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a kids Frozen Tozen party in the basement of the church from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats. If school is canceled that day, the party will also be canceled. Call 419-299-3690 for more information.
Sherry Winn, a two-time Olympian and former women’s basketball coach, will give a talk titled “Unleash the Winner Within You” on Jan. 25 at the University of Findlay.
Winn led the University of Charleston’s team to two consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Elite Eight appearances. She also played handball in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and earned gold medals in the Pan American Games.
The lunch is sponsored by the University of Findlay Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development, and the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Tickets for chamber members, and UF students, faculty and staff are $20. Tickets for others are $25. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 419-422-3313 or visiting www.findlayhancockchamber.com by Friday, Jan. 20.
The Bluffton Public Library will host a session of Babies Love Books at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.
Activities will include stories, movement and songs for babies and toddlers ages birth to 3.
Activities are chosen to promote language and motor development.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or child care provider who will participate in the program. No prior registration is necessary.
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a workshop on understanding grief from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Wenner Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane.
This workshop will help participants learn more about the grief process, including how to identify essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that will aid in healing. The event is for individuals 18 and older and is open to the public.
Registration is required by Jan. 24. Contact Bridge Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson.
The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register.
No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored.
Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
J. Alexander Sider, associate professor of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion, will present the colloquium “If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’” on Jan. 27.
The title of the presentation combines quotes from two Dominican theologians, Herbert McCabe and Timothy Radcliffe, who have both affected Sider’s thinking on the relationship between God and the world.
The presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University.