Feb
24
Fri
Bluffton Senior Citizen Center Garage Sale @ Bluffton Senior Citizen Center
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Bluffton Senior Citizen Center will  host community garage sale this month.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25. The senior center is located at 132 N. Main St., Bluffton.

The workshop is provided through a Geary Family Foundation grant.

SHANNON Service Club Garage Sale @ The Centre of Bluffton
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The SHANNON (Sharing Hopes and Nourishing Needs of Neighbors) club’s annual garage and craft sale will be held from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at The Centre of Bluffton, 601 N. Main St. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free.

A Ted’s Market chicken barbecue dinner will also be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the centre. The cost of the meal is $8.50 per person and includes a half-chicken, baked potato, green beans and roll. Dine-in or carryout are available. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door, and a ticket also allows free admission to the garage/craft sale that night only.

Anyone interested in booth space should call Connie at 419-233-2757. For dinner tickets, call Joan at 419-358-0486. Tickets can also be purchased at Polished, Greg’s Pharmacy and the Bluffton senior center.

This is the group’s major fundraiser for the year. All proceeds go to help youth, elderly and community projects and families with emergency needs in Bluffton.

An additional fundraiser during the weekend will be a 25/75 drawing to help defray medical and other costs Deb Bollenbacher has experienced during her illness of Transverse Myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord.) She is confined to a wheelchair and has no movement of her legs and feet. She and her husband, Duane, are co-founders of the SHANNON Club. Tickets will be sold during the sale with the drawing scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25.

Kan Du Art Studio Opening @ Kan Du Art Studio
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The opening of the new Kan Du Art Studio in downtown Findlay will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24.

The opening of the studio at 318 W. Main Cross St. will mark the end of a two-year renovation of the former Rocking U building, which has occupied the downtown site since 1902.

The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities purchased the property in February 2015. Paying for the renovation were a $525,000 grant from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, and a $35,000 grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Blanchard Valley Center Capital Improvement Fund.

Kan Du Studio, a division of Blanchard Valley Industries, was formerly located at 329 S. Main St. Kan Du has supported Hancock County artists with developmental disabilities since 2007.

The new studio will include space for art education classes and workshops, an art gallery, and retail space for the sale of art.

Renovation of the remainder of the building will continue and is expected to be completed later this year.

Mardi Gras Goes Country @ Stacy’s Place
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation will celebrate its “Mardi Gras Goes Country!” fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. Feb. 24 at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Drive, Fostoria.

During the past 15 years, the foundation’s Mardi Gras party has become the “must-attend” event of the winter in support of its operating mission. This year will feature several new twists including live country music, square and line dancing and a round-trip transportation program.

There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and 50/50 raffles throughout the night.

Music will be provided by Brent Lowry & The Drifters, known across the region for their modern outlaw country sound with a touch of the blues.

General admission tickets are $35 per person with no reserved seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Good Shepherd Home, Reineke Family Dealerships and Roppe Corp. will provide round-trip transportation to “Mardi Gras Goes Country!” from locations within 15 miles of Fostoria. For scheduling purposes, transportation reservations and payment are requested by Friday.

To purchase tickets or schedule transportation, email director@fostoriafoundation.com or call 419-435-2823. A registration form and more information is available at www.fostoriacommunityfoundation.com/MardiGras.pdf.

Alice in Wonderland Jr. @ Great Room at First Presbyterian Church
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County will present Youtheatre’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” in the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay.

Performances are 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25; and 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture, the play is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice begins her journey innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures get stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedledee and Tweedledum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.

There are 71 youth in grades four through six representing area schools and home schools in the production. This show also includes 11 students in grades seven through 12 working as youth assistants.

The production staff includes stage direction by Julie Lane and Lindsay Taylor, technical direction by Isaac Steinhour, scenic art by Jordan Kimes and costume design by Debra Searls. The show is produced by Craig VanRenterghem.

Tickets are on sale. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (60 and up) and students. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12. All seats are reserved.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visit www.artspartnership.com.

The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Ticket sales from this production support the Youtheatre programming offered by the Arts Partnership to the community.

Kate Boyd @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm

Kate Boyd, associate professor of piano and piano area coordinator at Butler University in Indianapolis, will perform a guest recital at Bluffton University. An active soloist and chamber musician, Boyd has performed solo recitals at Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Musikhalle Hamburg. Her performance will include works by Gubaidulina, Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev.

Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights!  Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!

Feb
25
Sat
Bluffton Senior Citizen Center Garage Sale @ Bluffton Senior Citizen Center
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bluffton Senior Citizen Center will  host community garage sale this month.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25. The senior center is located at 132 N. Main St., Bluffton.

The workshop is provided through a Geary Family Foundation grant.

SHANNON Service Club Garage Sale @ The Centre of Bluffton
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The SHANNON (Sharing Hopes and Nourishing Needs of Neighbors) club’s annual garage and craft sale will be held from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at The Centre of Bluffton, 601 N. Main St. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free.

A Ted’s Market chicken barbecue dinner will also be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the centre. The cost of the meal is $8.50 per person and includes a half-chicken, baked potato, green beans and roll. Dine-in or carryout are available. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door, and a ticket also allows free admission to the garage/craft sale that night only.

Anyone interested in booth space should call Connie at 419-233-2757. For dinner tickets, call Joan at 419-358-0486. Tickets can also be purchased at Polished, Greg’s Pharmacy and the Bluffton senior center.

This is the group’s major fundraiser for the year. All proceeds go to help youth, elderly and community projects and families with emergency needs in Bluffton.

An additional fundraiser during the weekend will be a 25/75 drawing to help defray medical and other costs Deb Bollenbacher has experienced during her illness of Transverse Myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord.) She is confined to a wheelchair and has no movement of her legs and feet. She and her husband, Duane, are co-founders of the SHANNON Club. Tickets will be sold during the sale with the drawing scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25.

Alice in Wonderland Jr. @ Great Room at First Presbyterian Church
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County will present Youtheatre’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” in the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay.

Performances are 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25; and 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture, the play is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice begins her journey innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures get stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedledee and Tweedledum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.

There are 71 youth in grades four through six representing area schools and home schools in the production. This show also includes 11 students in grades seven through 12 working as youth assistants.

The production staff includes stage direction by Julie Lane and Lindsay Taylor, technical direction by Isaac Steinhour, scenic art by Jordan Kimes and costume design by Debra Searls. The show is produced by Craig VanRenterghem.

Tickets are on sale. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (60 and up) and students. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12. All seats are reserved.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visit www.artspartnership.com.

The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Ticket sales from this production support the Youtheatre programming offered by the Arts Partnership to the community.

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