Feb
21
Wed
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet
  • Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas
  • Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern
  • March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease
  • March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps
  • March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar
  • April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain
  • April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals
  • April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch

Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

Feb
22
Thu
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs.

Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes.

To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.

The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Basics of Microsoft Excel @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

A class on the basics of Microsoft Excel will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Participants will learn worksheet setups, methods and functions, cell references, formulas and more tips. Hands-on help will be included at this event, and those attending can bring their own laptop or use one of the library’s computers.

Registration is required by calling the library at 419-523-3747.

Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb.

Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18.

Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made.

For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.

Jammin’ Instructional @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library.

This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate.

At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music.

For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3.

Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m.

A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.”

He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full.

Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo.

Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.

Feb
23
Fri
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator.

The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed.
SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.

The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists.

Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.

Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.

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