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D’Anne Burwell 5:30 pm
D’Anne Burwell @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm
Author D’Anne Burwell will speak at several events in Findlay. One is a talk at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, which is free and open to the general public.
Amanda Vernon 7:00 pm
Amanda Vernon @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Internationally known recording artist Amanda Vernon will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road. The free concert is open to the public and will include Vernon’s original music, along with sharing of the faith-filled stories behind the songs. Visit amandavernon.com for more information about the performer.
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Telling True Stories in the Era of Fake News 11:00 am
Telling True Stories in the Era of Fake News @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
Marisa Gerber, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, will share “Telling True Stories in the Era of Fake News” during an 11 a.m. forum on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall. Gerber, who covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts, will share her experiences of telling truthful stories. She was also part of the reporting team that won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for exceptional reporting on the San Bernardino mass shooting.
The Summer I Became a Duck Mom 11:00 am
The Summer I Became a Duck Mom @ Musselman Library
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
Biology major Sarah Oliver will present “The Summer I Became a Duck Mom,” during an 11 a.m. Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Bluffton University’s Musselman Library. Over the summer, Oliver attempted to hatch ducklings outside of their eggshells. The developmental biology project was designed to give her a better understanding of embryonic development. Oliver was awarded a Venture Discovery Grant to pursue the research with Bluffton faculty providing feedback and support.
Community Social Entrepreneurship: A New Social Concept for Leadership in the Latino Community 7:30 pm
Community Social Entrepreneurship: A New Social Concept for Leadership in the Latino Community @ University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
Ernesto Nieto, National Hispanic Institute founder and president, and author of “Third Reality: Crafting a 21st Century Latino Agenda,” will be the University of Findlay’s next Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He will give a free, public talk, “Community Social Entrepreneurship: A New Social Concept for Leadership in the Latino Community,” at 7:30 p.m. today in the Alumni Memorial Union.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
Introductory Talk About Reflector Telescopes 6:30 pm
Introductory Talk About Reflector Telescopes @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm
J.T. Senghas, a member of the Millstream Astronomy Club, will give an introductory talk about reflector telescopes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. He will discuss how the telescopes work, what you can see locally with them, and how to check out a telescope through the library’s lending program. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
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Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday, with the speaker related to October’s designation as American Archives Month. Eric Honneffer, document conservator and manuscript specialist at Bowling Green State University’s Center for Archival Collections, will present a lecture on archival preservation. Honneffer is the former chair of the Ohio Preservation Council. The museum is located at 422 W. Sandusky St. 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. Call the museum at 419-423-4433 to make a reservation for lunch.
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Bluffton University Concert Band 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform a show during its homecoming weekend. The band will play “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams; Samuel Hazo’s “Southern Hymn”; “A Golden Celebration” by Brant Karrick; “Brighton Beach,” a concert march by William Latham; “Skyline” by Frank Gulino; and “Old Churches” by Michael Colgrass. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, will conduct.
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Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education 11:00 am
Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am
Andrea Motto, manager of public and youth engagement at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will present the Alumni Forum, “Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Yoder Recital Hall. Motto specializes in youth development in museums and focuses her research on power in science education, environmental justice and barriers to STEM participation for low-income students and students of color. She is currently participating in a National Science Foundation research team studying faculty bias in the geosciences and an international committee on equity in museums. Her presentation will highlight how her experiences growing up in a working class immigrant community guided her toward her current work in addressing issues of race, class and culture in predominately white institutions.
Shuhei Moro Lecture on Education 7:00 pm
Shuhei Moro Lecture on Education @ Davis Street Building, Room 102
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Shuhei Moro, school superintendent of Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan, will give a free, public lecture at the University of Findlay at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Street Building, Room 102. He will discuss trends, issues and challenges of education in grades 1-12 based on his 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator.
Hinduism Lecture 8:00 pm
Hinduism Lecture @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
M. Chandra Sekar, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and international ambassador for pharmacy education, will give a free public lecture regarding Hinduism at 8 p.m. today for the University of Findlay’s fall Religious Studies Lecture Series. Sekar’s presentation will be held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. The series will also include talks in November on Judaism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism 7:00 pm
Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Frank Campagna, also known as “Autism Daddy,” will offer insights for parents of children with special needs in his presentation, “Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism.” He will speak at a Gliding Stars of Findlay awareness event co-sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Department of Physical Therapy and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The event will be held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. It is free, but registration is required by visiting https://autismdaddy-findlay.eventbrite.com. Campagna is the father of a 14-year-old son with autism. He has worked for Sesame Street for the past 22 years, and collaborated on its recent autism initiative, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”
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Toledo Symphony Orchestra 8:00 pm
Toledo Symphony Orchestra @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of its annual youth ministry fundraiser, IMPACT. The symphony program is meant to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The concert will include movements from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at the church via cash and check only. A fundraising dinner catered by various area restaurants will precede the performance, beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $100 each and include admission to the symphony concert. Visit www.findlaystmichael.org or call 419-422-4246 for more information.
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Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story 3:00 pm
Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story @ Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and an advocate for change related to child abduction and recovery programs, will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union in the multipurpose room. Her speech, titled “Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story,” will be free and open to the public. At age 14, Smart was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, and held prisoner for nine months. She chronicled her experiences in The New York Times bestseller “My Story” and founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to promote the national AMBER Alert, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. Smart’s public talk will precede her talk at a private fundraiser for the Center for Safe and Healthy Children to be held at UF’s Mazza Museum that evening.
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Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Ethereal Connections 7:30 pm
Ethereal Connections @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will fuse modern and traditional music in an outer space-themed season opener, Ethereal Connections. Mason Bates’ electrifying and magnetically charged contemporary piece “Mothership” carries a techno dance-pulse that merges with traditional symphonic style; Lima Symphony’s Artistic Director, Crafton Beck, composed the tender and thoughtful “Passages”; and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” is at times contemplative, serene, and benevolent, juxtaposing forceful, tempestuous musical waves and evocative visual images. Single tickets available online Aug. 31.
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Barbara Lister-Sink 3:00 pm
Barbara Lister-Sink @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm
Barbara Lister-Sink will present a concert in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church as part of its 2017 Artist Series. A renowned pianist and artist-in-residence at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she will play pieces from the solo piano genre, including many favorites from Beethoven, Mozart and Liszt. Known for her tone and musicianship, reviews describe her as “extraordinary” and “masterful.” A free-will offering will be received.
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Tasha Tudor Tea 1:00 pm
Tasha Tudor Tea @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm
On Oct. 16, Becky White Schooner will present a Tasha Tudor Tea at 1 p.m. at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Those attending will learn about Tasha Tudor, author-illustrator of children’s literature. The cost is $22. Register by calling First Step at 419-435-7300.
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Vietnam POW Gary Gruters Speech 7:00 pm
Vietnam POW Gary Gruters Speech @ Sycamore Community Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Guy Gruters, a veteran who spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese prison, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sycamore Community Center, 3498 Ohio 103. All area veterans are encouraged to attend this free event being presented by the Mohawk Historical Society. Freewill donations will be accepted for the “Christmas for Yanks” fund at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. A chili dinner will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the event at Sycamore American Legion Post 250, 125 S. Sycamore Ave., with veterans fed free of charge. Donations will be collected for Gruters.
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BGSU New Music and Art Festival
BGSU New Music and Art Festival @ Bowling Green State University
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers and includes concerts, composer talks and an art exhibition and lecture. Featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, Chicago-based ensemble Latitude 49, and vocalist Shara Nova. The 8 p.m. Oct. 21 concert is $7, all other events are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit festival.bgsu.edu or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
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Breaking the Silence 7:00 pm
Breaking the Silence @ Parkview Christian Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
National speaker and anti-stalking advocate Debbie Riddle will present a free keynote address at an awareness event hosted by Open Arms on Oct. 23. The event, “Breaking the Silence,” will be held at Parkview Christian Church, 15035 East Ohio 12, at 7 p.m. Reservations are being accepted at OpenArmsFindlay.com or by phone at 419-420-9261. Riddle tours the country sharing the tragic story behind the stalking and murder of her sister, Peggy Klinke. As highlighted on Lifetime Network’s “Final Justice,” Riddle translates her family’s painful tragedy into a force for positive change. Through Congressional briefings to historic national conferences, criminal justice systems, or college and high school campuses, she is raising awareness to help save lives. In lieu of an admission cost, attendees are encouraged to bring an item from the Open Arms wish list.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Social Security Workshop 5:30 pm
Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A free Social Security workshop with emphasis on taxation will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave. Participants will get a general education about Social Security taxation, and learn how to maximize full retirement benefits and how their Social Security may be affected if they work through retirement. Seating for the program is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 419-384-3221 or by visiting any First National Bank branch in Bluffton, Findlay, Pandora or Ottawa or by visiting www.e-FNB.com. The bank asks that RSVPs be done by Oct. 23.
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet 7:30 pm
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet for the Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. According to Allmusic.com, Irma Thomas was dubbed the “unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans” by the city officials. Her recordings include “You Can Have My Husband (But Don’t Mess with My Man),” “It’s Raining,” “Ruler of My Heart,” “Break-a-Way,” “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” and “Time Is on My Side,” which went on to become a hit for the Rolling Stones. With a recording career spanning 58 years, she won her first Grammy Award when her 2006 album, “After the Rain,” was named best contemporary blues album. As Don McLeese wrote in his review of that album, “Most singers who have been recording as long as Thomas resort to tricks, mannerisms, and show-off displays, but she remains the anti-diva, a stylist of exquisite understatement whose every note rings true and hits home.” Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated South with their vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. They released their debut single, “I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine” on the iconic Veejay label in 1948, launching a 70-year recording career that would see them rack up five Grammy Awards, enter the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed, and perform on the world’s most prestigious stages. Their latest album, “Almost Home,” grew out of the recognition that the band’s original lineup is down to just two remaining survivors: longtime group leader Clarence Fountain and current leader Jimmy Carter. Both men were born in Alabama during the Great Depression, and while Carter is still active and regularly touring with the group, Fountain’s health precludes him from traveling much these days, though he does appear on the album. The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet represents a tradition that started in 1961 when Preservation Hall first opened in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The band comprises some of the most revered alumni of the hall, many of whom have toured the world with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades. For more information, visit www.allmusic.com and www.blindboys.com.
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