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Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The annual Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Pancake day is the club’s largest fundraiser and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and refreshments. Curbside pick-up, carryout and delivery are available. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for Golden Buckeye members, $3 for children ages 5-11 years old and free for children 4 and younger. The club will also be raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets. Raffle items include sports tickets and memorabilia, gift certificates, home decor, a flat screen TV and more. All proceeds are used by the Fostoria Kiwanis Club for a variety of community projects, mainly assisting children.
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 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.
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Mar 2 @ 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.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 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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First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie @ First United Church of Christ
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and the movie “Risen,” which details a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’s body following his resurrection, at 5 p.m. March 4. “The Lorax” will be shown for the younger crowd. The movie and dinner are free and the church is handicap accessible.
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Farmers Share Breakfast 7:30 am
Farmers Share Breakfast @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am
The annual Farmers Share Breakfast, hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Hancock County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and Ohio State University Extension educator Ed Lentz will give an update on Hancock County’s agriculture. Tickets, at $3 each with a maximum of 10, are available at the chamber office, 123 E. Main Cross St., or by calling 419-422-3313. For more information, call the chamber or email lpoland@FindlayHancockChamber.com
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder will talk about fighting the drug epidemic in Ohio at noon March 9 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. A time for questions will follow. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Meal in a Jar 4:30 pm
Meal in a Jar @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A program titled “Meal in a Jar” will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to prepare meals in advance using a Mason jar. Register at www.findlaylibrary.org or by phone at 419-422-1712.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 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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Read for Life Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for Life Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for Life tutor training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 and are asked to commit to at least one year of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Register by calling 419-422-1712 or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its annual spring fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat along with salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party 6:00 pm
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party @ The Depot (Roxie’s Place)
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Baltimore Rotary Club will host a wine tasting party from 6-10 p.m. March 10 at The Depot (Roxie’s Place), 142 N. Main St., North Baltimore. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any North Baltimore Rotarian, or by calling 419-257-2394. Ticket holders will receive five wine tastings or nonalcoholic drinks, as well as hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
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Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host its 59th annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in the Findlay High School Cafeteria. Presale tickets are available from any Kiwanian and at Bindel’s Appliance, AAA Findlay and First Federal Bank-East. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. At the door, prices will increase $1 each. Tickets grant entrance to the event, as well as all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. In the past 58 years, an estimated 160,000 people have been served and more than $500,000 has been raised for various charitable organizations. Continuing with last year’s new addition will be a kids’ zone featuring face painting, games and a pancake decorating contest. Additionally, there will be an aisle of silent auction items open for bidding until noon. Local celebrity pancake flippers will be featured at the grills all day. Pancake Day is an annual event hosted by Kiwanis Clubs around the world. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis Club of Findlay, whose mission is to benefit children through projects like Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Kiwanis Closets, Winterfest and Santa’s House, along with Project S.A.F.E.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper 4:30 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold a salad supper from 4:30-6 p.m. March 11. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds go to the Share and Care Fund. A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Molly Pickett, Jimmy Potridge and The Morse Family. A love offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion 5:30 pm
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm
Those hankering for Napoli’s Pizza no longer need to wait for the Hancock County Fair or head to Tiffin when the Jones Mansion opens its doors to serve some slices to Findlay on Saturday, March 11. To help eliminate traffic jams, the mansion is offering two serving times, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 and children under 10 are $9. One of the owners of the original 1956 restaurant, Don VanRenterghem, will be on hand as the evening’s menu will offer the classic recipes including pizza, Italian sausage, antipasto and more. Each ticket includes a soft drink, and more drinks will be available at Elijah’s cash bar. Tickets are available by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110; stopping by the mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m.; or dropping payment off with contact information on the front porch’s dropbox. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.
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First Step Irish Tea Program 1:00 pm
First Step Irish Tea Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. Mary Dennis, co-founder of the Irish Traditional Music ensemble, Toraigh an Sonas, will give a presentation about the history of Irish music in America at 1 p.m. Monday. She and other members of the group will demonstrate the traditional dance music of Ireland with fiddle, tenor banjo, flute and tin whistle. The cost is $22, and the deadline to register is Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
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University of Findlay Math Day Lectures 10:00 am
University of Findlay Math Day Lectures @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
University of Findlay alumnus Jon Hauenstein will give two presentations at the university on Math Day, Tuesday, March 14. At 10 a.m., he will discuss “Robotics, Kinematics, and Polynomials,” which will highlight the application of algebraic geometry in robotics and kinematics through examples such as mechanisms used in flight simulators and windshield wipers, and a model of a bird flapping its wings. For “Mathematics of Synchronization” at 1 p.m., Hauenstein will discuss the mathematical model of synchronization proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto to explore its dependence on the strength of the coupling between oscillating elements. Hauenstein is an associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame. The talks in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room are free and open to the public.
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Farm Succession Planning Seminar 5:30 pm
Farm Succession Planning Seminar @ Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm
A seminar on farm succession planning will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 16 at Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University. Ron Hanson, retired professor from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak at the program, sponsored by AgCredit. Hanson was raised on a family farm in Illinois and has been counseling Nebraska farm families for 40 years. He has helped families resolve family issues involved with farm business ownership, family succession and the transfer of management control between farming generations. The event will include a dinner, at 6 p.m. Those interested must register by Monday at the Bowling Green AgCredit office at 419-352-5178 or by emailing Shane Vetter, svetter@agcredit.net.
CommunityREAD Public Presentation 7:00 pm
CommunityREAD Public Presentation @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by the late Stephen R. Covey, has been chosen as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2017 CommunityREAD. Accompanying YouthREAD titles are “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey, who will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s selection is part of a partnership between the library, the Raising the Bar Hancock County, a local workforce coalition, and city and county schools. Sean Covey is FranklinCovey’s Education Practice leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe by bringing leadership principles and skills to students, educators, administrators and parents. He is a New York Times-bestselling author and has written several books, including “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make”, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Copies of the CommunityREAD and YouthREAD books are available at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Tickets for the March 16 event are available by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts online at marathoncenterarts.org. All tickets will cost $8 and will feature reserved seating. CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy. Originally created by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the administration of CommunityREAD was assumed by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 2012. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library and throughout the community. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call the library at 419-422-1712 for more information.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 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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The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur 7:30 am
The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am
University of Findlay trustee, alumnus and business owner Billy Watterson will be the next Fridays at Findlay speaker. He will present, “The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur” at 7:30 a.m. March 17 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Watterson received a bachelor of science degree in environmental safety and occupational health management. He is president and recycling innovations officer of g2 Revolution. He has founded 17 companies, 10 of which he currently owns and operates. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register, contact Gale Brim at brim@findlay.edu or 419-434-5674, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay. The event is sponsored by State Bank.
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: “How to be Truly Happy” will be held at 1 p.m. March 17 at 50 North. The workshop, presented by Bob “Mr. Happy” Moyers, will share the strategies to find true happiness, great joy, inner peace, and better health and well-being. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Tuesday. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
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Taste, Test and Talk 11:00 am
Taste, Test and Talk @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A plant-based “Taste, Test and Talk” program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Presenters will talk about different plant-based dishes they’ve prepared. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
CPR and First Aid Class 1:00 pm
CPR and First Aid Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn to control bleeding. To register, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class. Advance registration is required.
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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
Mar 21 @ 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.
Rosa Clemente Speaks 7:00 pm
Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ritz Auditorium as a guest of the University of Findlay’s College of Education. She is a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, the co-founder and coordinator of the first National Hip-Hop Convention, a co-founder of the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition. Clemente also was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president of the United States. Her presentation is free.
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Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils @ 50 North
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: “Introduction to Essential Oils” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. March 22 at 50 North by Registered Nurse and wellness advocate Barb Deerwester, who will share an informative presentation on the basics of using essential oils. Registration and a $10 fee are required by March 17. Tea and refreshments will be served. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference 5:00 pm
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference @ Marion Center at Tiffin University
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tiffin University will present a women’s leadership conference from 5-8:30 p.m. March 22 in the Marion Center. The keynote address, “Aspire Higher,” will be delivered by TU alumna Ronette “Roni” Burkes, warden at the Ohio Reformatory in Marysville and Ohio’s 2016 Warden of the Year award recipient. Also included is a workshop on conflict resolution conducted by president Lillian Schumacher and “table topics” addressing situational leadership, negotiation strategies, work-load distribution and financial literacy. For the full agenda, registration and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.tiffin.edu/alumni/events/leadership-conference/ or email Vickie Wilkins at wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.
Leader in Me Program Presentation 6:00 pm
Leader in Me Program Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jacobs Primary School Principal Krista Miller will give a presentation on the Leader in Me program Wednesday, March 22, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Leader in Me helps students practice the habits in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Miller will review the program, its implementation and its results. The presentation will be in the Lindamood Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 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.
Women in Politics Panel Discussion 8:00 pm
Women in Politics Panel Discussion @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the Blanchard Valley Young Democrats and the Hancock County Concerned Citizens groups are sponsoring a panel discussion on “Women in Politics” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the University of Findlay Student Union Multipurpose Room. Keynoting will be Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, and Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay. Also participating will be Mary Harshfield, Ashley Phillip, Heidi Mercer, Janet Garrett and Barbara Lockard. The event is free and open to the public.
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Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop 8:00 am
Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop @ Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 in Findlay. NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, and some start after-school programs and archery teams. The Basic Archery Instructor Training workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office at 952 Lima Ave. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Registration is required by March 24 and can be completed at naspbai.org.
Something More New Life Singles Conference 10:00 am
Something More New Life Singles Conference @ New Life Assembly of God Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Singles wanting “Something More” can check out a conference being hosted at Findlay’s New Life Assembly of God Church. The Something More New Life Singles Conference will be held March 25 with keynote speaker Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries. Swiatocho will speak at three sessions. There will be small discussion groups and a light lunch. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30. It will be followed by a dinner catered by Kathy’s Korner, then comedy in the evening. Attendees can sign up for just the conference, just the comedy, or both. Registration is $50 for the conference and comedy combo package (which includes snacks, lunch and dinner); $40 for the conference only (including snacks and lunch); or $20 for comedy only (no meals included). Registration can be made online and the deadline to order tickets is March 4. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the registration fee. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is listed as Feb. 1, but Dennis said they will try to accommodate people.
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event 6:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event @ Findlay Country Club
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm
The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate will hold its fourth “Signature Event” March 25 at the Findlay Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail casual attire. The evening will feature live and silent auctions over director chairs and other items autographed by celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Urban Meyer, Bobby Allison and more. Featured for the first time at this event are experiences and packages from the area including Bourbon Affair, a Huntington Bank suite, Logan’s, Element 211 and LaRiche Chevrolet. “Big Dave” Crosser of WKXA-FM will serve as emcee and Trent Farthing will conduct the auction. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live entertainment by the band Midnight Rider. Tickets are $100 each and are available in advance at the Habitat for Humanity office, 2042 Tiffin Ave., or by calling the office at 419-429-1400 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. The Signature Event raises funds to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families and also serves as a way to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity in the community. All funds raised will be used in Hancock County to help build a new home planned in 2018. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors are Spectrum Eye Care and Gary and Jane Heminger. Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the Findlay/Hancock County community. Since 2000, the affiliate has worked with 36 families to build new homes and 34 repaired homes. ReStore was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.habitatfindlay.org or contact the office.
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Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner 11:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, will hold a barbecued chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26. Dine-in and carryout will be available. Tickets are $8.50 per person. For ticket information, call 419-384-3782. Some tickets will be available at the door.
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First Step Spring Greeting Card Program 6:00 pm
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. A stamp-a-stack of spring cards program will start at 6 p.m. March 27. Sherri Kennedy will show participants two design layouts that feature the colors of spring and will accommodate interchangeable greetings and text for birthday, thinking of you, anniversary and sympathy. Stampers will take home at least 10 cards and envelopes ready for mailing. The cost is $20, and registration is due by March 26. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
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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
Mar 28 @ 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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Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29. This month’s meal is provided by Sprunger Insurance Co. and features spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, cake and a beverage.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 30 @ 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.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Song-Chong Lee, associate professor of religion, will be the first presenter for the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Lee will speak about Eastern religions, specifically regarding yin and yang philosophy, and sociopolitical and Christian reflection, at 8 p.m. Thursday in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Others included in this spring’s lecture series are Judith Wahrman, director of the College of Education’s Outreach and Partnership program, who will speak about Judaism on April 3 in Ritz Auditorium; and 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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Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature 4:00 pm
Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Bluffton University assistant professor of religion, will present the free colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The public is welcome. Wyse-Rhodes will consider additional portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment, and a heavenly mystery.

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