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Red Tie Men’s Heart Health Event 7:00 am
Red Tie Men’s Heart Health Event @ Blanchard Valley Hospital's Marathon Auditorium
Feb 1 @ 7:00 am
A Red Tie men’s heart health event will be held Feb. 1 at Blanchard Valley Hospital’s Marathon Auditorium. A breakfast buffet will be served at 7 a.m., followed by a heart health program at 7:30 with Dr. William Kose, honorary Red Tie spokesman, and the Heminger Heart Care Center medical team. Those attending will learn what they can do to help improve their heart health. Men are also encouraged to wear red on Feb. 3. The event is open to all men. Reservations are required by Jan. 27 by emailing tmike@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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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Van Buren Presbyterian Church Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Van Buren Presbyterian Church Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast @ Van Buren Presbyterian Church
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Van Buren Presbyterian Church’s 11th annual Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast, featuring unlimited servings of pancakes along with fresh-ground whole-hog sausage, will be held from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 4. The gospel group Living Water from Wharton will also be performing during the breakfast. Freewill donations will be accepted. The church is located at 207 W. Market St., Van Buren.
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50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are due by Feb. 1. A concert titled “From Broadway with Love” is planned for Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. The evening features a variety of Broadway and inspirational tunes, with vocals by Harry and Celia Stockton, along with specialty desserts and coffee. Cost is $7, due by Feb. 6. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 to sign up for either event.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 7 @ 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.
The Elmira Case Film 11:00 am
The Elmira Case Film @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am
Julie Friesen, director of programs at Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, will speak about “The Elmira Case Film” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University. She will discuss a documentary film about how a drunken rampage in 1974 in Elmira, Ontario, helped to launch the worldwide restorative justice movement and also began her agency’s work in restorative justice. The event is free.
Child Care Workshop: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Child care professionals can take part in a series of free professional development workshops in Findlay, offered by WBGU-TV through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Each workshop is approved for contact hours and is Ohio and Step-Up approved. The workshops will be held starting Tuesday at Marilyn’s Life Long Learning Center, 15100 Birchaven. The first workshop, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social and Emotional Development,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on strategies to build positive relationships with young children and help them cope with separation anxiety from familiar adults. The second workshop, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21, will be “1,2,3 Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers.” The third workshop, “ABCs of Getting Ready to Read: Supporting Emergent Literacy,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2. Child care professionals can register to attend at www.occrra.org. For more information, call 419-372-9318.
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Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart 4:30 pm
Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart” will be presented from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Lindamood Room. The program will examine the ABC’s of heart health, cholesterol management and heart-healthy fats. The program is for adults only and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 9 @ 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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Cover Crops Workshop 8:30 am
Cover Crops Workshop @ Plaza Inn Restaurant
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cover crops, their benefits and which ones are right for a particular farmer’s needs, will be discussed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Plaza Inn Restaurant, Mount Victory. The workshop costs $25 and will include lunch, snacks and reference materials. Registration must be made by Feb. 3 through Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297. The workshop will review key cover crop information taught last year and build on that by offering advanced cover crop information and timely topics. Instructors will be Jim Hoorman, of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; Alan Sundermeier of Ohio State University Extension — Wood County; Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension — Hardin County; and Wayne Dellinger, OSU Extension — Union County. More information is available at http://hardin.osu.edu/
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Beginning Beekeeping Workshop 8:30 am
Beginning Beekeeping Workshop @ Ohio State University at Lima, Life and Physical Sciences Building, room 100
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association will hold a beginning beekeeping workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State University at Lima, Life and Physical Sciences Building, room 100. The workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping or those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into the practice. Topics covered will include basic honeybee biology, races of bees, how to start a hive, equipment and keeping bees in a residential setting. The cost is $30 and includes membership in the beekeeping association and a book. To register, call Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953, Jamie Walters at 419-438-7335 or Tim Arheit at 419-371-1742, or email Arheit at tarheit@honeyrunapiaries.com.
Valentine’s Day Children’s Workshop 10:00 am
Valentine’s Day Children’s Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a free Valentine’s Day children’s workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at the arts council offices, 125 S. Main St. Cheryl Graves will lead the workshop for children in first through fifth grades. A variety of Valentine’s Day items to make will be available. For more information or to make reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474.
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off 4:30 pm
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off @ Koehler Center
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chilly community members can spice up their winter at the Cancer Patient Services’ 20th annual Chili Cook-Off. The nonprofit agency’s biggest fundraiser will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center and is co-presented by Hancock Federal Credit Union and Blanchard Valley Health System. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. The cook-off includes over 1,300 attendees from the local community, more than 550 gallons of chili, 250 volunteers as well as up to 20 teams representing area organizations and businesses along with their chili. There will also be activities for children and a vote for the favorite chili. Along with other silent auction items, Cancer Patient Services is offering one raffle ticket winner a choice of a trip for two adults and two kids to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in Orlando, Florida; or a couple’s stay at Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Jamaica. Each trip covers four nights with round-trip airfare. The winner will be selected at the cook-off at 8 p.m., but does not need to be present to win. Buyers can purchase unlimited chances at $20 per ticket. They can be bought at Cancer Patient Services’ offices, from a Cancer Patient Services board member or a cook-off committee member through Feb. 11. For more information, call Cancer Patient Services at 419-423-0286.
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Boy Scout Troop 226 Pancake and Sausage Dinner 10:45 am
Boy Scout Troop 226 Pancake and Sausage Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Feb 12 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Pandora-Gilboa Boy Scout Troop 226 is having a pancake and sausage dinner from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. Adult presale tickets are $5, $7 at the door. Kids ages 4-12 eat for $4, and children 3 and younger are free. Carryout is available. For tickets, contact Scoutmaster Chris Fleming at 419-303-2584 or order via email at PandoraTroop226@yahoo.com.
Vanlue Community Church Valentine’s Day Lunch 11:30 am
Vanlue Community Church Valentine’s Day Lunch @ Vanlue Community Church
Feb 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Vanlue Community Church will host a Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The church is located at the corner of East Main and Main Cross strees in Vanlue. Everyone is invited and the event is free.
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Graphic Novel Discussion: “Ghost” 5:30 pm
Graphic Novel Discussion: “Ghost” @ Putnam County District Library
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The graphic novel “Ghost” will be discussed from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The novel, by Raina Telgemeier, features a young character coping with cystic fibrosis. Participants will also make a skull and bones with sugar cubes. Bring a container to transport your creation home. The library is located at 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Call 419- 523-3747 for more information.
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are due by Feb. 1. A concert titled “From Broadway with Love” is planned for Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. The evening features a variety of Broadway and inspirational tunes, with vocals by Harry and Celia Stockton, along with specialty desserts and coffee. Cost is $7, due by Feb. 6. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 to sign up for either event.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 14 @ 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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Ohio Means Jobs program 2:00 pm
Ohio Means Jobs program @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program on Ohio Means Jobs-Allen County will be held from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Bluffton Public Library. Beth Carrier, a job coach at Ohio Means Jobs, will talk about services available. To register, call the library at 419-358-5016, send an email to birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stop by the front desk. The library is located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Combating Chemical Dependence: Addiction and the Brain 6:00 pm
Combating Chemical Dependence: Addiction and the Brain @ Room 102, Davis Street Building
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Brad Bundy of Blanchard Valley Psychiatric Associates will give a talk at the University of Findlay on Wednesday for the “Combating Chemical Dependence: A Community Effort” series. He will discuss “Addiction and the Brain” at 6 p.m. in Room 102 of the Davis Street Building. The talk is open to the public.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 16 @ 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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50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are due by Feb. 1. A concert titled “From Broadway with Love” is planned for Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. The evening features a variety of Broadway and inspirational tunes, with vocals by Harry and Celia Stockton, along with specialty desserts and coffee. Cost is $7, due by Feb. 6. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 to sign up for either event.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 21 @ 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.
Child Care Workshop: 1,2,3 Count with Me 6:15 pm
Child Care Workshop: 1,2,3 Count with Me @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Child care professionals can take part in a series of free professional development workshops in Findlay, offered by WBGU-TV through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Each workshop is approved for contact hours and is Ohio and Step-Up approved. The workshops will be held starting Tuesday at Marilyn’s Life Long Learning Center, 15100 Birchaven. The first workshop, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social and Emotional Development,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on strategies to build positive relationships with young children and help them cope with separation anxiety from familiar adults. The second workshop, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21, will be “1,2,3 Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers.” The third workshop, “ABCs of Getting Ready to Read: Supporting Emergent Literacy,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2. Child care professionals can register to attend at www.occrra.org. For more information, call 419-372-9318.
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Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff 5:30 pm
Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff @ Bluffton Middle School cafetorium
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium. The cost is $5 and includes chili tastings and a beverage. Attendees will be voting on the people’s choice award. Sandwiches and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided and gift basket and prize drawings will be available for those who donate a canned or boxed food item. Proceeds will benefit the Bluffton Community Assistance Program. Contact Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 for more information.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., will host a free community meal from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the fellowship hall. The meal this month is provided by Hilty Memorial Nursing Home. The menu includes fried chicken, parsley red potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, strawberry shortcake and a beverage.
Retirement Income Planning Workshop 6:00 pm
Retirement Income Planning Workshop @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a retirement income planning workshop from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lindamood Room. Marlene Burns of Burns Financial will talk about calculating how much income you will need, identifying retirement income sources, prioritizing goals and concerns, determining expenses, discovering the retirement income gap and discussing possible ways to fill the gap. No registration is required.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 23 @ 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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Watercolor Workshop: Whitewashed Barn 5:30 pm
Watercolor Workshop: Whitewashed Barn @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm
Artist Jeanne Beutler will host a watercolor workshop on the lower level of the library at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will paint a “Whitewashed Barn.” There is a $10 cash fee at the door, and registration is required. To register, call the library at 419-358-5016, send an email to birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stop by the front desk. The library is located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are due by Feb. 1. A concert titled “From Broadway with Love” is planned for Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. The evening features a variety of Broadway and inspirational tunes, with vocals by Harry and Celia Stockton, along with specialty desserts and coffee. Cost is $7, due by Feb. 6. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 to sign up for either event.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 28 @ 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.
Heroin in Our Community 6:30 pm
Heroin in Our Community @ Cedar Creek Church
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm
A “Heroin in Our Community” event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Church, 1800 Tiffin Ave. The doors open at 6 p.m. Stories from local families and their struggles with addiction will be shared. Talks from Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman, the County Drug Court, Focus on Friends, Century Health and the Opiate Task Force, will also be given.

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