Groundhogs Day Celebration @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Come on out to celebrate with the parks and see if this woodchuck saw his shadow, and what it means when he sees his shadow and when he doesn’t! Enjoy a story at 1:30 PM and again at 3 PM followed by a craft and activities that relate to the story.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Book and Merchandise Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

Library used adult and children’s books for sale along with Friends of the Library merchandise sale. Merchandise will include T-shirts and sweatshirts with Friends’ logo on front, I LOVE READING bracelets, and brand new children’s toys.

Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio.  Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50.  Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sign the family up for a Saturday of snowy fun! HPD will explain and demonstrate the basic ski techniques such as the proper ways to use ski equipment, how to glide, climb hills, how to get up after falling down, how to turn around, and how to get into a good rhythm. It is suggested that all participants wear layered clothing, including hats and gloves to keep warm and dry. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age with a participating adult. Ski rates (including equipment rental) is $12 per person. Register with payment the Friday before each workshop at the HPD office. Workshops require at least 3-5 inches of a good solid snow base.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago @ Findlay High School Auditorium
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. He has a good job at the general store and a good friend in the shop’s owner, Mrs McIlheny. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Mrs. McIlheny’s nephew, Jacob McLain, a private in the Confederate Army, who comes to the store after his regiment has temporarily taken control of Gettysburg.

During the Battle of Gettysburg, Jacob is wounded and returns to his aunt’s general store to take refuge. When a suspicious Union sergeant returns to the store and sees Jacob, Lemuel must come to Jacob’s aid.

The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery, loyalty, and how freedom can begin with a simple act of kindness of ArtsPower’s patriotic and inspiring Civil War Musical.

Ideal for grades 4-8, each performance lasts approximately 1 hour.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WinterFest @ Downtown Bowling Green
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Winterfest is a three-day winter-themed event with free family fun and loads of surprises.

Ice sculptures, horse-drawn carriage rides, kids activities, snow games, “Frostbite Fun Run”, ice skating, and artist created snowflakes all over the historic downtown.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser @ Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. will celebrate its 14th annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza on Feb. 13. The event will be held at the Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom in Bascom. This has become the “must-attend” party of the winter in support of the Foundation’s operating mission. Live music will be provided by The Fossils, a classic rock/soul band based out of Findlay.

Admission rates:

$1,500 Mardi Gras Dance Sponsorship — Includes VIP seating as a headlining sponsor with two reserved tables & 20 tickets

$1,000 Masked Mega-Backer Sponsorship — Includes VIP seating as a supporting sponsor with one reserved table & 10 tickets;

$500 Beaded Benefactor Sponsorship — Includes one reserved table & 10 tickets;

$50 per person general admission — no reserved seating

Mindful Dating Workshop @ Inner Peace Counseling
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Single or legally divorced and serious about getting it right this time? Join to learn how mindful dating can help you get the love of your dreams.

Advance registration and payment are required.