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2016 SummerREAD 9:30 am
2016 SummerREAD @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host SummerREAD for participants of all ages starting from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 1 at the Findlay library. This year’s program will revolve around the sports theme “On your mark, get set, read” and will run through July 30. Throughout the summer, events will include programs and prizes for children, teens and adults. The library will partner with the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County, offering literacy activities including registration for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. International gold medalist juggler Matt Jergens will perform at 6:30 p.m. under the skylight in the Adult Services Department, and Braden the Magician will perform at 7 p.m. June 22 at the library.
Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
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Wounded Warrior Project Car Show 9:00 am
Wounded Warrior Project Car Show @ AAA Car Care Plus
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A car show for the Wounded Warrior Project will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at AAA Car Care Plus, 10270 W. U.S. 224. Entrance is by donation only, and food, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available.
Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Cars And Coffee Cruise-In 9:00 am
Cars And Coffee Cruise-In @ Panera Bread
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
You are invited to finally get out, clean up and drive your prized four-wheeled possessions to the initial Cars and Coffee Cruise-In car show hosted by Panera Bread. No charge, no judging and no trophies, just car fun for two hours with other great cars and their proud owners in the Findlay area. Bring your kids and cameras too. The event will continue every first Sunday of the month from May through October.
Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea 9:30 am
16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This year’s Peter Rabbit Tea will feature “The Tale of Tiggy-Winkle.” First you’ll head to the barn to have the story read to you by Beatrix Potter. Then it’s to the 1847 McKinnis house for tea. Afterwards, you can meet Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and join her in the washhouse to lend a hand with the wash and participate in a scavenger hunt in the historical garden. Litzenberg Memorial Woods Gate House Monday tea times: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM & 4 PM Required to be ages 4-6 with an adult companion; one adult required for every two children Register with $4 per person by 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 2 Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20 attendance per session
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jun 6 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea 9:30 am
16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This year’s Peter Rabbit Tea will feature “The Tale of Tiggy-Winkle.” First you’ll head to the barn to have the story read to you by Beatrix Potter. Then it’s to the 1847 McKinnis house for tea. Afterwards, you can meet Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and join her in the washhouse to lend a hand with the wash and participate in a scavenger hunt in the historical garden. Litzenberg Memorial Woods Gate House Monday tea times: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM & 4 PM Required to be ages 4-6 with an adult companion; one adult required for every two children Register with $4 per person by 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 2 Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20 attendance per session
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Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North 6:30 pm
Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North @ 50 North
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
50 North will present its new Northside Coffeehouse program beginning April 14. Running 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, the event will feature coffee and snacks, as well as great entertainment. The coffeehouse stage will vary each week. The lineup so far is as follows: April 14, guest artist night; April 28, comedy jam; May 12, open mic night; May 26, S20/Acting Up preview night; June 9, guest artist night; June 23, Reader’s Theater night. For more information, contact 50 North at 419-423-8496 or visit www.50north.org.
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ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop 10:00 am
ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Bluffton Public Library will present a free nine-session parenting workshop this summer. ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 11, 18 and 25; July 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20. The workshop is open to all parents, guardians and other adults raising children from birth to 8 years old. Participants will learn about their child’s behaviors and how to respond appropriately, how to prevent difficult behaviors, and positive ways to discipline their child. The workshop was researched and created by the American Psychology Association. To register, visit the library, call 419-358-5016 or send an email to psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org. Due to the nature of the event, parents and guardians are asked not to bring their children with them.
Breakthrough Harvest Church Family Fun Day 1:00 pm
Breakthrough Harvest Church Family Fun Day @ Breakthrough Harvest Church
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakthrough Harvest Church, 3695 U.S. 224, Ottawa, is hosting a free community Family Fun Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 11. Included will be an obstacle course, jousting, bounce house inflatables, carnival games and concessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Community Petting Zoo 2:00 pm
Community Petting Zoo @ Brookdale Findlay
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A free community petting zoo will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brookdale Findlay assisted living community, 725 Fox Run Road. Animals will be provided by members of the Lucky Star 4-H Club, and by Tammy Parkins and Cole Fisher.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Findlay Garden Club Plant Swap 6:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Plant Swap @ Sunrise of Findlay
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
This year’s great Findlay plant swap will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sunrise of Findlay, 401 Lake Cascades Parkway. Attendees can dig up a few of their overcrowded perennials to share or bring the extra seedlings they started this spring. The event is co-sponsored by Garden Central and the Findlay Garden Club. The public is welcome to attend this event, as well as the club’s annual Findlay Garden Club Tour slated for July 9-10. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Jun 15 @ 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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Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Banquet 6:00 pm
Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Banquet @ Stonebridge Church
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will hold its annual spring banquet at 6 p.m. June 16 at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. RSVP by noon Friday by calling 419-387-7532. There is no charge for active and associate members and one guest, widows of deceased members and one guest, and prospective members and one guest. Others will be charged $10, payable at the door. Guest speaker for the evening will be the Matt Markey, Outdoors editor for the Toledo Blade. The chapter will be celebrating a successful completion of its 15th Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive. Fifty-five scholarships totaling $27,500 have now been awarded to grandchildren of chapter members who will be entering their first year of college. This year’s scholarship winners are Jenna Hanlon, Jordan Hanlon, Brett Jones, Chloe Kuhlman, Samuel Kuhlman, Ross Norton and Kelsey Powell.
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Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social 4:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jun 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 18974 Ohio 12, Arcadia, will hold its annual ice cream social from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Dietsch’s ice cream, pies and cakes will be available, as well as chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, coney dogs, homemade chicken and noodles, baked beans and potato salad. Baked goods and dry noodles will be available for sale. Noodles are made by church members. The unused egg whites are made into angel food cakes which will also be sold. Proceeds will be donated to local charities including Chopin Hall and the Christian Clearing House.
Run Like It’s Recess 6:00 pm
Run Like It’s Recess @ St. Michael the Archangel Church - East
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Parish’s Third Annual Run Like It’s Recess 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run! The goal of the committee is to encourage kids and families to get involved in healthy activity, increasing awareness of physical fitness for a healthier lifestyle. Proceeds from this event are to support the growth of St. Michael Archangel Parent Teacher Council (PTC), such as playground equipment, technology updates, family centered events, and to promote a healthy lifestyle in our community through various activities. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 7 p.m. and the 1 mile family fun run begins at 8 p.m. Sign up now!
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Coffee with the Editor 9:30 am
Coffee with the Editor @ Coffee Amici
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Courier Editor Peter Mattiace will host “Coffee with the Editor” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., Findlay.
ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop 10:00 am
ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Bluffton Public Library will present a free nine-session parenting workshop this summer. ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 11, 18 and 25; July 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20. The workshop is open to all parents, guardians and other adults raising children from birth to 8 years old. Participants will learn about their child’s behaviors and how to respond appropriately, how to prevent difficult behaviors, and positive ways to discipline their child. The workshop was researched and created by the American Psychology Association. To register, visit the library, call 419-358-5016 or send an email to psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org. Due to the nature of the event, parents and guardians are asked not to bring their children with them.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jun 20 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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Center for Safe and Healthy Children Open House 11:00 am
Center for Safe and Healthy Children Open House @ Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Center for Safe and Healthy Children will host an open house on June 22 for community members to learn more about the agency. The open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center, located at 1900 Chapel Drive. The center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to minimize the trauma experienced by child abuse victims.
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NWORRP Family Fun Day 9:00 am
NWORRP Family Fun Day @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 12505 County Road 99, will hold a family fun day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 to benefit the Gospel Pavilion at the Hancock County Fair. The event will include train rides, games for children, a food tent and baked goods, performances by gospel music groups and vendors. For more information, contact Kim DeBouver at 419-423-1725 or by email at Kimberd44@aol.com.
ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop 10:00 am
ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Bluffton Public Library will present a free nine-session parenting workshop this summer. ACT/Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 11, 18 and 25; July 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20. The workshop is open to all parents, guardians and other adults raising children from birth to 8 years old. Participants will learn about their child’s behaviors and how to respond appropriately, how to prevent difficult behaviors, and positive ways to discipline their child. The workshop was researched and created by the American Psychology Association. To register, visit the library, call 419-358-5016 or send an email to psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org. Due to the nature of the event, parents and guardians are asked not to bring their children with them.
Victorian Tea Party 11:00 am
Victorian Tea Party @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host an American Girl Victorian Tea on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25. The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult and will highlight the time period of American Girl Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring their American Girl doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party. The cost is $25 per pair for Museum members and $30 per pair for non-members. Call the museum at 419-423-4433 to register by June 22.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Vanlue Community Church Men’s Dessert Bar 2:00 pm
Vanlue Community Church Men’s Dessert Bar @ Vanlue Community Church
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Vanlue Community Church, 101 E. Main St., Vanlue, will host a free men’s dessert bar from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 25. Those attending are encouraged to bring their families.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Storytime with State Sen. Cliff Hite 10:00 am
Storytime with State Sen. Cliff Hite @ Putnam County District Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am
State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 10 a.m. June 27 for a special storytime.
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Jeff Gundy Book Signing 11:00 am
Jeff Gundy Book Signing @ Book ReViews
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Book ReViews in Bluffton will host a book signing by Jeff Gundy, Ohio Poet of the Year, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28. A longtime professor of English at Bluffton University, Gundy has published seven books of poems and four of prose, including his most recent work, “Abandoned Homeland.” He is a 2008 Fulbright lecturer at the University of Salzburg and taught at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, in spring 2015. Other honors include multiple Ohio Arts Council fellowships, two C. Henry Smith Peace Lectureships, Bechtel and Yoder lectureships, Nancy Dasher Award, Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award and the 2015 Simons Lectures at Bethel (Kansas) College. He was recently named the Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Society for Somewhere Near Defiance.
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