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Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies 6:00 pm
Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Dwight Wilson will present a program on plants that benefit bees and butterflies at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Wilson will talk about the hues and scents of flowers that attract bees and butterflies.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism @ Ritz Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Judith Wahrman, professor of education and the College of Education’s director of outreach and partnership, will talk about Judaism as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Her free, public lecture will take place at 8 p.m. Monday in Ritz Auditorium. Others included in this spring’s lecture series include Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, whose April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities 11:00 am
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Ann Hostetler, a professor of English at Goshen College in Indiana, will give a lecture today on “Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities,” as the 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University. She will discuss the impact of shunning on three generations of an Amish family. The talk will be given at 11 a.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War 11:00 am
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War @ Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Mennonite pastor Paula Snyder Belousek will discuss a past bishop’s response to the Civil War in a speech titled “John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War,” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on April 4. During the 11 a.m. lecture, Snyder Belousek will discuss her experience in the discovery of Elida Bishop John M. Brenneman’s draft petition written to President Abraham Lincoln requesting conscientious objector status for Mennonites during the Civil War. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library 4:30 pm
Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free tax assistance will be available at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa, hosted by the HHWP Community Action Commission and the Ohio Benefit Bank. Appointments will be available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 5. Call the CAC at 419-957-7713 or email pzimmerly@hhwpcac.com to schedule.
UF Innovation Competition 7:00 pm
UF Innovation Competition @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s second annual Innovation Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Teams of undergraduate students will pitch business ideas in three divisions: new venture, small business, and community outreach. Cash prizes total $4,250. The competition, hosted by the College of Business, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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.
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Rob Tong will present a lecture on the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the April 6, 1862, Battle of Shiloh. Tong is a local historian with extensive knowledge of the Civil War era, Findlay glass, Grant automobiles and other areas of local interest. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a reservation for lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba 4:00 pm
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm
Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public. In December 2015, Sugden and Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for a film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
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Rhinehart United Methodist Women Spring Craft Show 9:00 am
Rhinehart United Methodist Women Spring Craft Show @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
KENTON — The Rhinehart United Methodist Women will sponsor their 16th annual spring craft and home show at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, 14134 Leston Ave., (Fairground Road), Kenton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8. Vendors will offer clothing, primitives, florals, home decor, jewelry, furniture, cement goose clothes, purses, scarves and other seasonal items in the community and arts and craft buildings. The United Methodist Women will offer homemade baked goods and candy, with lunch featuring chicken and noodles, sandwiches, pie, chips and drinks. Carryout will be available. Vendor spaces are $40 for a 10-by-10-foot space. Call Janie Seiler at 937-354-5531 or 419-673-6948 for more information.
Altrussa Club “Spring is in the Air” Craft Show 10:00 am
Altrussa Club “Spring is in the Air” Craft Show @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will host a “Spring is in the Air” vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. Thirty vendors and crafters will offer cash-and-carry items, and food and 50/50 raffles will be available. Proceeds will be used toward local scholarships.
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Rebecca McDonald 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald @ First Baptist Church of Findlay
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk International, will speak at First Baptist Church of Findlay, 1635 Fostoria Ave., at 6 p.m. April 9. Raised in Bangladesh, McDonald developed a passion for the wounded and voiceless at a young age. Her visit is open to the public and will share ways we can all aid in the fight against human trafficking.
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Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville-Monterey Township Branch
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A watercolor painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch of the Putnam County District Library. Jeanne Beutler will instruct participants on creating an 8-by-10-inch painting called “Good Morning, Sheep,” which can be viewed at www.mypcdl.org. The cost is $10, which includes all supplies. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-453-2111.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, will give an April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series that will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society 11:00 am
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Author and professor James Logan will speak on “The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society” at 11 a.m. April 11 for Bluffton University’s 2017 Keeney Peace Lecture. The event in Yoder Recital Hall is free. Logan is a professor of religion, and professor and director of African and African American Studies at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
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Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
Student Art Show Opening: 6th-12th Grade 6:30 pm
Student Art Show Opening: 6th-12th Grade @ Findlay Art League
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Two student art shows begin this week at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. The first show opens from 6:30-8 p.m. today, displaying the work of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Viewing will continue through April 9. The second show includes the work of students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. It opens from 6:30-8 p.m. April 13. High school art will be judged by Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay watercolor artist and adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University. Viewing will continue through April 23. Findlay Art League viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. The shows are free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-422-7847.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
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Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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A Leader Prepares 4:00 pm
A Leader Prepares @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
Howard Keim, senior lecturer in business at Bluffton University, and his daughter, Talashia Keim Yoder, will present the colloquium “A Leader Prepares” at 4 p.m. April 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. Yoder is the pastor of family ministry at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, and director of theatre at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen. The event is free and open to the public.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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