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Bluffton University faculty members Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus will introduce 20th and 21st century compositions for piano and saxophone that push the instruments’ boundaries. Most of the works presented are by living composers and some are rarely played due to their extreme difficulty.
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will pay a musical tribute to some of the iconic heroes and villains who have shaped popular culture at its annual pops concert Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Findlay High School’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium.
General admission tickets are $5, and the money collected supports the orchestra program. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Courtney Rinesmith and Rachel Krueger, both seniors, will perform a piano duo titled “The Scarlet Cape.” In addition, a selection called “The Ludlows” will feature Sophie Wohl, senior, and Gabi Gazette, junior, on violin; Chloe Sena, senior, on piano; and Jason Wagner, FHS art teacher, on guitar.
The orchestra will perform seven additional selections, including: music from “Godzilla”; “Peer Gynt Suite” selections; “Star Wars (Main Title)”; “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead”; “A Matador’s Tale”; “A Carol for Another Christmas”; and “The Phantom of the Opera.”
A commentary and slideshow will introduce each piece. Wagner will serve as the commentator and Jan Bishop will provide interlude harp music.
For more information, email Ken Pressel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-422-7158.
The Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, will hold its annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm St.
The sale will feature a variety of baked goods including cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, noodles and breads. The service group will also sell and take orders for homemade hickory nut and black walnut pies.
Call Benji Bergstrand at 419-358-1015, ext. 248, with questions or to place a phone order.
Proceeds from the sales will be used to benefit the elders of MHCO.
Gerald Mast, professor of communication, will present the colloquium “The Regulation of Internet Communication in Conservative Mennonite Conferences and Fellowships” at 4 p.m. Friday in Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University.
Mast will discuss his research into the diverse and changing practices by which conservative Mennonite communities have engaged in digital communication technology. He says conservative Mennonites have developed strategies for resisting personal use of networked computers and smartphones while remaining commercially involved in a digital world.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Bluffton University Nutrition Association will hold its annual harvest dinner, benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corp. and the Churches United Pantry in Lima, from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Bluffton Middle School cafeteria, 102 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
This year’s dinner will feature comfort food including chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. Many of the ingredients were sourced locally through donations from area farms and businesses. All proceeds will benefit the food pantries in Bluffton and Lima.
Bluffton University food and nutrition students will prepare the food from scratch. Students in the SERVE student organization will serve the food, while music majors will provide the entertainment. Ceramic pieces including bowls made by art students will also be available for an additional donation.
Gordon and Judy Grieve from Ontario, Canada, will present “As You Walk, Your Life Speaks to Your Neighbors” during a Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle gathering from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17.
Their talk will take place in the day chapel at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, and is open to the public. Contact Cathy Schock at email@example.com for more details.
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its monthly classic movie night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “Goldfinger.”
This James Bond classic, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman, won the Academy Award for Best Effects in 1965.
Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s movie is sponsored by the Gleaner’s Life Insurance Society — Flag City Arbor.
A fall rummage sale at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Some items will be priced and others will be sold by donation. Items not sold by 4 p.m. can be picked up or will otherwise be donated to a charitable cause. For more information, call 419-456-3354.
A prayer encounter seminar, led by nationally renowned speaker Dr. Terry Teykl, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson St., Upper Sandusky. The prayer encounter is a time of worship, teaching, ministry, prayer and fellowship. Teykl, a pastor for 27 years, actively teaches and preaches on one topic: mobilizing the local church to pray and win the lost. Cost is $10 per person for a box lunch, and a freewill offering will be collected during the encounter. For more information or to register, call the church office at 419-294-2867 or visit www.johnstewartumc.com.