Valentine’s Day Tea @ The Jones Mansion
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend Valentine’s Day at the Mansion with friends and loved ones sampling sumptuous cream teas. The doors will open 15 prior with the tea beginning promptly at 2 p.m.. A guest speaker will give a visual history of Valentines’ Day in the 19th century.

Tickets available at the Arts Partnership for $20 which includes sweets and savories supplied by An Ohio Log House and friends. Teas by The Cracked Pot. Tickets are limited. Please advise The Jones Mansion if you have any food allergies.

An Hour of Rare Gems @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm

If you enjoy unearthing hidden or forgotten gems, the Full Sound Chamber Group has a program just for you. The group comes to Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, with musical selections from the classical repertory that are seldom if ever heard, but probably deserve to be performed more often. Selections include a sinfonia by Johann Hasse, some “ear candy” written by pianist and composer Vincenzo de Meglio, and a “small symphony” by Gustav Jensen. Last but not least is a more familiar sing-along, “Give Thanks.” The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. The family group has been performing together for five years. Both Shalem and Tsidqah perform with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware.

Sensory Friendly Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A group painting class with guided instruction. This class provides a sensory friendly environment for students with special needs. All ages and abilities.

Group Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group painting class with guided instruction. All ages and abilities.

Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29.

Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140.

After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects.

A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension.

Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section.

An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday.

After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.

Acting Up: Acting Improv Class @ 50 North
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“Acting Up: Acting Improv Class” will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.

Participants will read and interpret scripts and work on acting scenes and improvisation games. No memorization required.

Harry Stockton is the director.

For more information on the activities, call 419-423-8496.

3D Mixed Media Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore and create a variety of 3D art: sculpture, clay building, up-cycling, and re-purposing. All ages and abilities welcome!

Preschool Theater Program @ Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 206
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Arts Partnership and occupational therapy department at the University of Findlay are offering a preschool theater program in February and March.

The program will explore sensory integration aspects such as touch, sound, smell and sight, and introduce participants to theater with an occupational therapy focus. The program is recommended for ages 4-6.

Two sessions will be offered, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15, at the Brewer Center for Health Sciences, room 206; or from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 and 19, at College First Church of God.

Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required by Feb. 12. For more information, check the website at www.artspartnership.com.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the  Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages.  Find out if this opportunity is right for you

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