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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jan 5 @ 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.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Jan 5 @ 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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Twelfth Night Dinner at Jones Mansion 6:00 pm
Twelfth Night Dinner at Jones Mansion @ Jones Mansion
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brent Alan Burington makes his return to the Jones Mansion to provide after-dinner entertainment for the Twelfth Night celebration from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Traditionally one of the biggest nights on the social calendar in Victorian times, Twelfth Night honored the end of the 12 days of Christmas and signaled the return to work the next day. Visitors will be greeted with a warm cup of wassail, followed by a four-course yuletide-themed dinner that will be prepared by the Bistro on Main, complete with wine and special coffees. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best holiday attire. Burington, a professional actor from Columbus, will present a one-person performance of “Oliver Twist” to follow the meal. He showed his acclaimed one-person rendition of “A Christmas Carol” at the mansion’s Twelfth Night event last year. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple, and they are available in limited quantity by calling 419-427-5915 (leave a message), using the event dropbox located on the front porch of the mansion, or stopping by the mansion on Monday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are available until Wednesday, Jan. 4. Proceeds from this event will go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the mansion.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Van Buren Home Safety Seminar 7:30 pm
Van Buren Home Safety Seminar @ Van Buren High School auditorium
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm
Van Buren will hold a home safety seminar at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The village is teaming up with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to discuss residents’ right to protect themselves in and outside of their homes. Topics include: self-defense in public and in your home; home safety action plans, and ways to improve the security of your home.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Jan 12 @ 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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Second City Youth Improv Workshop 1:30 pm
Second City Youth Improv Workshop @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is offering a class in improvisation with the comedy group The Second City, focusing on teaching the building blocks of improvisation to students with little-to-no experience. This class is open to students in grades 9-12 and is limited to 10 participants. The workshop will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The cost is $30 and registration is required by Jan. 23. Visit artspartnership.com or contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-3412, ext. 3, for reservations. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe based in Chicago. It opened in 1959 and has since become one of the most influential and prolific comedy theaters in the world. The group will be appearing as part of the Performing Arts Series at MCPA at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Transition Bluffton Energy Talk 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton Energy Talk @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm
“Transition Bluffton” will be hosting a talk on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Community Room on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. Dan Klear, owner of Superior Energy Solutions, Ottawa, will discuss how to reduce energy bills and become more energy independent with solar panels and wind generators. Klear is an industrial engineer. He founded Superior Energy Solutions in 2009. Transition Bluffton is a local group, modeled after the Transition Town Movement. Transition Towns are grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as oil, climate change and economic uncertainty.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Jan 19 @ 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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Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Mother Nature Tea @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am
The Hancock Park District will be hosting its eighth annual Mother Nature Tea on Jan. 23 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about winter. After the story, children will have “tea” and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
23rd Annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner 6:00 pm
23rd Annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner @ Dance on Vance
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm
Reservations are being accepted for the 23rd annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on Jan. 23 at Dance on Vance, 610 N. Vance St., Carey. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available by contacting Cassie Carlson, executive director, by email at director@careychamber.com; by calling the office at 419-396-7856; online at careychamber.com and clicking on events; or at the chamber office, 132 E. Findlay St. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the “state of the village address,” the Bright Star and Spotlight award presentations, and a look at 2017 chamber activities.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba 11:00 am
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am
Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, and Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, will preview their documentary, “Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall. In December 2015, Sugden and Elchert traveled to Havana to interview artists and gather footage for the film, which focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence. The event is free.
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Unleash the Winner Within You 11:30 am
Unleash the Winner Within You @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am
Sherry Winn, a two-time Olympian and former women’s basketball coach, will give a talk titled “Unleash the Winner Within You” on Jan. 25 at the University of Findlay. Winn led the University of Charleston’s team to two consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Elite Eight appearances. She also played handball in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and earned gold medals in the Pan American Games. The lunch is sponsored by the University of Findlay Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development, and the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets for chamber members, and UF students, faculty and staff are $20. Tickets for others are $25. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 419-422-3313 or visiting www.findlayhancockchamber.com by Friday, Jan. 20.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Jan 26 @ 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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If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’ 4:00 pm
If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’ @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm
J. Alexander Sider, associate professor of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion, will present the colloquium “If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’” on Jan. 27. The title of the presentation combines quotes from two Dominican theologians, Herbert McCabe and Timothy Radcliffe, who have both affected Sider’s thinking on the relationship between God and the world. The presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

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