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The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment 4:15 pm
The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Apr 5 @ 4:15 pm
Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College in Melrose, Pennsylvania, will discuss the origins of the Second Amendment at 4:15 p.m. April 5 in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. His talk, titled “Did James Madison really think you should own an AR-15, a bump stock or an assault rifle? The original meaning of the Second Amendment” will explain how the Second Amendment was not intended to protect an individual’s right to own a firearm, but was about a “well-regulated militia.” The talk is free and open to the public.
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First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am
Several Republican candidates are expected to speak at this week’s First Friday Luncheon, hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. Candidates in Republican primary contests for the 83rd Ohio House District, 1st Senate District, Hancock County commissioners, and State Central Committee are all expected to appear. The lunch will be held Friday at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program set to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before noon Thursday. The cost of the buffet is $10.
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Grant Writers’ Roundtable 10:00 am
Grant Writers’ Roundtable @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A grant writers’ roundtable will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky. Participants are encouraged to bring their hints, tips, questions and experience to share with others in an informal group setting. For more information or to make a reservation, call the library at 419-294-1345 or email kshuman@seolibraries.org.
2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner 6:00 pm
2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky will present the 2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner on Monday, April 9. Jan Stoneburner will be honored for her many years of contributions to the Upper Sandusky community. The event will start with social time at 6 p.m.; dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the Wyandot Chamber of Commerce Visitors Bureau and several banking institutions around Upper Sandusky.
Stitch in Time Quilting Group 7:00 pm
Stitch in Time Quilting Group @ Birchaven Village Chapel
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Stitch in Time quilting group will host Linda Thielfoldt, national speaker, author and owner of The Quilted Goose store in Troy, Michigan, at two upcoming events. Thielfoldt will present a trunk show and lecture during the group’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel at Birchaven Village. The public is invited to attend.
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Achieving Your Leadership Potential 12:00 pm
Achieving Your Leadership Potential @ Findlay Country Club
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“Achieving Your Leadership Potential” will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. April 12 at Findlay Country Club by Julie Norris, division president for McLane Ohio. Registration and a buffet lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. The program is open to both men and women, though its focus is women who are entering or in leadership roles within Findlay and Hancock County. Norris will discuss how to be a role model for emerging female leaders, how to create your own definition of success as a leader, forming exceptional teams, and managing egos. Registration is required by April 9. The event costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. More information is available by visiting FindlayHancockChamber.com or calling 419-422-3313.
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba 3:00 pm
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba @ Owens Community College library
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A discussion with Carole Elchert on her documentary “Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba” will be held from 3-4 p.m. April 12 in the library, EC176, at Owens Community College.
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Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon 12:00 pm
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon @ Salem Cass United Methodist Church
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm
The annual scholarship luncheon sponsored by the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be held at noon Friday at Salem Cass United Methodist Church, 4699 County Road 236. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the five high school winners pursuing an education degree in college. A $10 catered lunch will be served. To make a lunch reservation, call or email Jim Baughman at 419-422-6061 or bsa313jwb@woh.rr.com.
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
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Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
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Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the DOCK behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the CCH office at 419-422-2222 or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House, a nonprofit agency that helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Tea Time On The Titanic 1:00 pm
Tea Time On The Titanic @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have an afternoon tea commemorating the 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic, featuring trivia, history, and a re-creation of the tea menu that was served on board the ship. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire, and they will receive the name of a passenger who was aboard the Titanic and find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing.
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Harold Brown 6:00 pm
Harold Brown @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harold Brown, of Port Clinton, will discuss “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman,” a book he wrote with Marsha Bordner chronicling his life and World War II service. As one of the United States’ first African-American pilots, Brown was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and flew missions over Europe, which included the protection of bombers in the air. On his 30th mission, his plane was shot down over Nazi territory, and he became a prisoner of war. He went on to serve in the military for 23 years, becoming a lieutenant colonel. Brown also earned a Ph.D., retiring from Columbus State Community College as vice president of academic affairs. The presentation will begin with a brief film about Brown’s service, with Brown and Bordner on hand to sign copies of the book. Location: Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Information: www.airspeedup.com.
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Ben Cathey 1:00 pm
Ben Cathey @ 50 North
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm
Ben Cathey, TV 13 ABC weather speaker, will give a free program about upcoming weather predictions at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 50 North. Registration is required today by calling 419-423-8496.
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Habits of Happy People 10:30 am
Habits of Happy People @ 50 North
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea 5:45 pm
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 26 @ 5:45 pm
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26. This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
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Scarlet & Grapes 6:00 pm
Scarlet & Grapes @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Hancock County is hosting a wine tasting event from 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St. Guests to the event “Scarlet & Grapes” will visit interactive stations with Ohio wines and heavy hors d’oeuvre pairings. Cost is $35 per person, and registration is required by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Email par4osu@woh.rr,com or call 419-423-3993.
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The Bluffton We Never Knew 2:00 pm
The Bluffton We Never Knew @ Allen County Museum
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lifelong Bluffton resident Fred Steiner will present “The Bluffton We Never Knew” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima. Steiner’s program is free. The book of the same name, released by Steiner this winter, takes the reader on a visual journey into Bluffton’s past. The book covers the years of 1861 to 1911 and includes nearly 175 rarely seen photographs of Bluffton scenes, people, businesses, churches, Main Street, the college, railroads, early vehicles and residences. Also included are 16 class photos taken before 1901.
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Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood @ 50 North
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.

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