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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jan 1 @ 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.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Jan 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Jan 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Farm Toy Show 9:00 am
Farm Toy Show @ Elmwood School Community Center
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come out to the 22nd annual Elmwood FFA and alumni Farm Toy Show. There will be free parking, a lunchstand and door prizes as well as a variety of farm-related toys.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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A Night of Comedy 6:30 pm
A Night of Comedy @ Alexandria's
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Choose dinner and a show beginning at 6:30 p.m., or a later performance beginning at 9:30 p.m. (does not include dinner). This year, welcome Auggie Smith and Henry Phillips, previously featured on The Bob & Tom show! All tickets for A Night of Comedy must be purchased from The Arts Partnership Box Office at 618 South Main Street, or by calling 419-422-4624. Tables of 8 to 10 can be purchased and reserved for a $25 fee. Valid ID required to purchase alcohol. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Arts Partnership’s education program.
Friday Night Live 7:30 pm
Friday Night Live @ The National Theatre at The Ritz
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The National Theatre at The Ritz will host an eclectic selection of artists in an unplugged performance environment. Each Friday Night Live will feature two or three regional entertainers that may include a folk singer, a jazz musician, an aspiring singer/songwriter or some other style of artist. Join us for a glass of wine or cup of coffee in this casual, intimate setting. This week’s artists include: Cellocentric, a cello/guitar/bass trio from Cleveland, and November Rising, a modern rock duo from Tiffin.
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Humane Society Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am
Humane Society Pancake Breakfast @ Humane Society Multipurpose Center
Jan 10 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
“All-You-Can-Eat” pancakes plus two sausage patties, juice, milk and coffee. Art contest for K through 8th grade and raffle!
Basics of Scriptwriting 9:00 am
Basics of Scriptwriting @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is perfect for the beginning or experienced scriptwriter! In this workshop, students in grades 6-12 will work with Youtheatre instructors Sara Hingson and Jim Toth to learn the principles of writing a play then will write a short script. Those who have written or begun to write a script are encouraged to bring it to this workshop.
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Jan 10 @ 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.
Night Ski 7:00 pm
Night Ski @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy skiing at night at Riverbend? HPD will be offering night skis on Jan. 10 and 24, as long as there are good snow conditions, with a snow base of 4-6 inches. Some of the areas will be lit by luminaries, as skiers make their way through the snowy trails. Just show up at the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Concession, at Shelter 3 in the Big Oaks area, located at Riverbend Recreation Area with the admission fee. This event is not recommended for first time skiers or for younger children.
The Spy Who Called BINGO 8:00 pm
The Spy Who Called BINGO @ The University of Findlay
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Yeah, baby! Austin Powers — or, rather, someone who looks remarkably like him — will be the groovy caller for The University of Findlay’s Celebrity B.I.N.G.O. Night on Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for family-friendly fun, minus Dr. Evil. There will be chances to win prizes and snacks will be provided. Greg M. Thompson will play the “international man of mystery.” Raised on a North Carolina farm, Thompson caught the acting bug as a child. He honed his improvisational and comedic skills as master of ceremonies and show manager for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Florida and South Carolina. He also gained experience as an associate producer for an AIDS benefit show and as a Universal Studios Florida entertainer. Thompson also portrays Captain Jack Sparrow, Buddy Holly, Santa Claus (good and bad) and Andy Warhol; is a licensed talent agent in Florida, and produces shows and stars in his own creation, “The Sweeney Family Band,” a country comedy show. Celebrity B.I.N.G.O. Night is being presented by the University’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk 6:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk @ First Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. unity walk and program at 6 p.m. Thursday — King’s birthday — at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St. in Findlay. The walk will start at the church and end in Dorney Plaza for brief reflection and prayer. The Dr. King program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church. State Rep. Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton, will speak. This is the 33rd year for the program. An offering will be collected for the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center. The walk is sponsored by the center in partnership with the University of Findlay.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and HPD volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for this workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. This program is ideal for teens and adults of all skill levels; participants should bring their own sketch book and drawing supplies
Blue Man Group 7:30 pm
Blue Man Group @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm
Blue Man Group returns to Lima on January 15. The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
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Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Jan 17 @ 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.
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops 9:00 am
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program is offering age-appropriate theater workshops during its “So You Want to be a STAR?” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The workshops offer area youth currently in grades 1 through 12 theatrical instruction and include a presentation to family and friends at 12:15 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, located at 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay. The workshops are as follows: • Students in grades six through 12 — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Julie Lane. First, the students will learn the creative process to designing the physical look of a character through makeup, costume and hair. Then, they will team up with the first- through third-grade group and transform those students into the characters they have designed for a mini-production. • Students in grades four through five — Theatre Tech: The 3-D Backdrop with Merv Schrock. In this workshop, students will learn about the technical side of theater — sets, lights, multimedia and sound, and how tech brings a show to life. The students will then work with the other sections, grade one through three, and six through 12, in performing a mini-production to show how everything works together. • Students in grades one through three — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Lindsay Taylor. *This session is full. No more students will be accepted.
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Caring Cups Club 9:00 am
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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
Flag City Morning Rotary 2:30 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
All-City Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm
All-City Orchestra Festival @ Findlay High School
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ annual “All-City Orchestra Festival,” scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, will showcase string players in grades five through 12. The fifth-grade orchestra, directed by Anita Schaible, will perform four selections: “Pirate Ships,” “Valsette,” “Imitation Mozart” and “String Explosion.” The middle school orchestra, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade string players from Glenwood and Donnell, will perform “Velocity,” “Out of the Winter” and “Rumba Bumba.” They will be directed by Christine Klosterman. The concert will conclude with the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra performing: “Best of Bach,” “Wizards in Winter” — a selection made popular by the Trans Siberian Orchestra — and “Mission Impossible Theme.” The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Ken Pressel, orchestra department chair, with assistant director Schaible.
UF Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration 7:30 pm
UF Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Afro Blue, a premier jazz ensemble from Howard University, will be the featured performer for The University of Findlay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration to be held Wednesday, Jan. 21. The performance will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Formed in 2002, the group performs music styled after Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 while adding its own unique sound. It characterizes itself as a “vocal big band” and has performed on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” reached the top four on NBC’s a cappella group competition “The Sing-Off,” and joined Bobby McFerrin during the 2011 D.C. Jazz Festival. Afro Blue has also established a continuing relationship with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has opened for The Manhattan Transfer and John Hendricks and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. The event is being sponsored by The University of Findlay Diversity Initiative, The Buford Center for Diversity and Service, Student Government Association and the Anointed Worship Gospel Choir. To also honor King’s memory, the University groups will be participating in two service days for the needy, served by Chopin Hall, in collaboration with the University’s Office of Service and Community Engagement. On Friday, Jan. 23, they will host a toiletry drive to collect soap and shampoo at the Buford Center, 1222 N. Cory Street, and at the Alumni Memorial Union’s Fireplace Lounge on Frazer Street, both between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 24, they will be volunteering at a mobile food pantry.
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The Sounds of the Islands 7:30 pm
The Sounds of the Islands @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kicking off the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month, Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will present “The Sounds of the Islands,” paired with singing, dancing and instrumentals. This pairing of talent is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Findlay High School. This performance serves as a fundraiser for FFE and Pantasia. Now in its 31st season, this award-winning show choir has continuously entertained audiences with its distinctive style of performing. FFE has claimed 80 grand championships and 36 national awards, including a two-time showstoppers grand champion, fame show choir cup, fame New York grand champion, and the 2014 third runner-up at the Fame Show Choir National finals. This year, FFE will travel to the Churubusco Invitational, Medina Midwest Showcase, Grove City Voices in the Grove, and Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry House. Accompanying the group is the instrumental ensemble known as The Boingers. The Boingers, directed by Alycia Althouse, supply an energizing background to the 50-member show choir, and have also won over 50 caption awards for best instrumental combo. Also accompanying the group is a seven-member crew. FFE is under the direction of Kevin Manley with choreography by Andy Haines. The members of First Edition are involved in many other activities at Findlay High School, and maintain a group grade point average of 3.5. The steel drum phenomenon, otherwise known as Pantasia, has been delivering exciting performances for audiences since 1997. Since its inception by director Tim Mattis, Pantasia has flourished as a performing ensemble. The 21-member performing group is in high demand, averaging over 40 performances a year and performing in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and on several Caribbean cruises.
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Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Jan 24 @ 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.
Young Playwrights Group 9:00 am
Young Playwrights Group @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Youtheatre Young Playwrights Group’s fifth season begins with a group reading/review of the students’ draft scripts on January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arts Partnership. Students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to participate for the opportunity to earn the title of Youtheatre’s Young Playwright of 2015! Following this initial session, students will work with Youtheatre instructors Jim Toth and Sara Hingson throughout the months of February and March to refine their scripts. Following adjudication of all scripts, one script will be chosen to be produced for a public world premiere in April 30, 2015. Previous Young Playwrights are: 2011 – Lena Kennedy, The Magic Pencil 2012 – David Spears, Atoll’s Secrets 2013 – Micarah Tewers, Human Story 2014- Annie Patterson, Henry
Pirates and Princesses Children’s Carnival 10:00 am
Pirates and Princesses Children’s Carnival @ Humane Society Multipurpose Center
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come for a day of fun at the Pirates & Princesses Children’s Carnivals, benefiting The Findlay Service League! There will be lots of activities for all to enjoy, including a Caterpillar Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Cake Walk, concessions and more! Findlay Service League is a women’s organization that gives back to the Findlay/Hancock County community by way of volunteer service and/or funds, and is committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and has partnered with Awakening Minds Art, Mazza Museum and Snapology for this event.
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola 1:00 pm
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Anthony Zarola is a musician with an amazing talent for guitar and a love for kids. Visit Little Main Street and sing along as he leads the audience in favorite children’s songs and selections of classical music.
Night Ski 7:00 pm
Night Ski @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy skiing at night at Riverbend? HPD will be offering night skis on Jan. 10 and 24, as long as there are good snow conditions, with a snow base of 4-6 inches. Some of the areas will be lit by luminaries, as skiers make their way through the snowy trails. Just show up at the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Concession, at Shelter 3 in the Big Oaks area, located at Riverbend Recreation Area with the admission fee. This event is not recommended for first time skiers or for younger children.
Nobodies of Comedy 7:30 pm
Nobodies of Comedy @ The Ritz Theatre
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
They’re back with an all new line up of comedians. The Nobodies of Comedy features the rising stars of funny business. Touring since 2002, the show is produced by Michael Mills of Mills Entertainment, who selects comedians for the annual tour based solely on their talent. The line-up for the upcoming Tiffin performance includes Steve Burr, Adrienne Iapalucci, Dwayne Murphy Jr. and Ralph Tetta.
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An Evening with Cheyenne Jackson, featuring Phil Reno 7:30 pm
An Evening with Cheyenne Jackson, featuring Phil Reno @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Acclaimed stage and screen actor and musical star Cheyenne Jackson will be the University of Findlay’s Donnell Broadway Musical Theatre Guest Artist later this month. The Spokane, Washington, native’s first leading role on Broadway was in 2005 in the Elvis tribute, “All Shook Up,” which earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Since then, he has starred in Broadway hits such as “Damn Yankees,” “Xanadu” and “The Performers” with John Lithgow, Alicia Silverstone, Morgan Freeman and other critically lauded colleagues. On the big screen, he portrayed Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated “United 93,” and has appeared in “Price Check,” “The Green,” “Curiosity” and other films. Yet-to-be-released independent films that he has roles in include “Lucky Stiff,” “Mutual Friends” and “Beautiful Now.” Jackson has also been featured in television series such as “30 Rock,” “Ugly Betty” and “Glee,” and has guest-starred in roles on series ranging from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to “Law and Order.” In 2013 he starred as Billy Leatherwood in the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO biopic about Liberace, “Behind the Candelabra.” Jackson began his music career as a backup singer for Vanessa Williams, Heather Headly and Liza Minnelli. He made his singing debut in 2009, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, teaming with Michael Feinstein on a nightclub act titled “The Power of Two,” and with the New York Pops on “Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era.” He has released two singles from his album “I’m Blue, Skies.” Jackson’s UF appearance will also feature Phil Reno, a prominent Broadway conductor and musical director, and pianist. Reno is originally from Tiffin and was featured in last year’s Donnell Broadway Concert series with Matt Cavenaugh. Reno most recently conducted the hit Broadway production of “Elf the Musical” and the hit Broadway revival of the Burt Bacharach musical “Promises, Promises” starring Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. This spring he will be serving as conductor, musical director, orchestrator and vocal arranger for the new Broadway musical “Something Rotten!” Also on Broadway, Reno was the music director and vocal arranger for “The Drowsy Chaperone,” conducted “The Producers,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats,” and was the music director and on-stage pianist for “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour” and “Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance.” Reno’s national tour credits include such hits as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond, the world premiere of “Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” “Sweet Charity” and “Starlight Express.”
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Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Mother Nature Tea @ Riverbend Park
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Our enchanting character, Mother Nature, will share a story about her child, Autumn. Afterwards, join Mother Nature for “tea” served by her helpful little friends followed by children’s activities and a craft! To attend this program, children are required to be between the ages of 4-6, with an adult companion (one adult for every two children). Registration is due by Friday, January 23. Times of this event are: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. Each event will last about a hour.
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Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon 12:00 pm
Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon @ Winebrenner Seminary
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Winebrenner will be hosting our final Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon titled, “Positioning Your Organization for the Future”. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you made it to the Summit or not! This will be a panel discussion, with an opportunity to submit your questions beforehand for feedback on this topic. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided. PANEL SPEAKERS: John Bookmyer – CEO, Pain Management Group Father Mike Hoenbrink – St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Pastor Bill Shoemaker – Director of Church Planting, Churches of God General Conference Joshua Anderson – Executive Director, HHWP Community Action Commission
Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal Exploration 6:00 pm
Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal Exploration @ The Wine Merchant
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Wine Merchant’s wine education series continues with Cabernets from around the world.
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Animal Needs 11:00 am
Animal Needs @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There are 5 basic needs that are essential for every animal. Kids will learn what those needs are through fun activities and engaging animal demonstrations presented by staff from the Toledo Zoo.
Flag City Morning Rotary 2:30 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
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Storytelling for Literacy with Mike Anderson 6:30 pm
Storytelling for Literacy with Mike Anderson @ Glenwood Middle School Cafetorium
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This workshop, originally created under the auspices of a 2-year Adult Literacy grant from the Illinois State Board of Education, is recognized nationally. It teaches the importance of storytelling and its impact on literacy: how it helps children learn and develop reading comprehension skills. It focuses on the whys of storytelling and the learning of the art. Mike Anderson is a musician, author, elementary school teacher and wonderful story teller that has been nationally recognized for his workshops. Mike is a driving force in the Illinois folk scene and is one of the people we can thank for keeping traditional music and storytelling alive. Registration encouraged by January 27.
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
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Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Jan 31 @ 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.
Meet SimMan 11:00 am
Meet SimMan @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Prepare to be fascinated! Representatives from the University of Findlay will be giving an interactive demonstration of SimMan, a life-sized robot that can blink, breathe, and imitate other natural functions. Visitors can take his pulse, check his blood pressure, and more. He’ll be a patient for the day!
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ 4:00 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ @ College First Church
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is the conclusion to a series of beginner and intermediate workshops. Mike Anderson will be performing selections on the Dulcimer and will invite Dulcimer Gatherin’ to join him. Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers and educators in the Midwest. Under Mike’s leadership, the New Salem Storytelling Festival, and the Clayville Music and Storytelling Festival before that, events of national renown. Mike is also nationally renown, appearing at the Nat’l Mt. Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC and West Carolina Univ., NC, Dulcimer Workshops, and presenting workshops and concerts across the US. Mike’s children’s concerts are very popular. He received a National Children’s television award for his show “Mike’s Music Works.” Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary.. Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones, and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player. Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is part of the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month. – See more at: http://artspartnership.com/event/dulcimer-gatherin/?instance_id=360#sthash.fX8B9EZL.dpuf
13th Annual Comedy Jam 8:00 pm
13th Annual Comedy Jam @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the University of Findlay’s Campus Programming Board by attending the 13th annual Comedy Jam on January 31st! This event will take place at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 in Ritz Auditorium. This event will feature Kim Coles as the emcee, Michael Palascak and headlining Louis Ramey. Tickets are $10 pre-sale for community, $20 at the door. Students, Faculty and Staff receive one free ticket with ID, presale only. This is a PG-14 show, for more information visit the CPB facebook event page or call 419-434-4606.