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The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment 4:15 pm
The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Apr 5 @ 4:15 pm
Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College in Melrose, Pennsylvania, will discuss the origins of the Second Amendment at 4:15 p.m. April 5 in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. His talk, titled “Did James Madison really think you should own an AR-15, a bump stock or an assault rifle? The original meaning of the Second Amendment” will explain how the Second Amendment was not intended to protect an individual’s right to own a firearm, but was about a “well-regulated militia.” The talk is free and open to the public.
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Grant Writers’ Roundtable 10:00 am
Grant Writers’ Roundtable @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A grant writers’ roundtable will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky. Participants are encouraged to bring their hints, tips, questions and experience to share with others in an informal group setting. For more information or to make a reservation, call the library at 419-294-1345 or email kshuman@seolibraries.org.
Stitch in Time Quilting Group 7:00 pm
Stitch in Time Quilting Group @ Birchaven Village Chapel
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Stitch in Time quilting group will host Linda Thielfoldt, national speaker, author and owner of The Quilted Goose store in Troy, Michigan, at two upcoming events. Thielfoldt will present a trunk show and lecture during the group’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel at Birchaven Village. The public is invited to attend.
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Achieving Your Leadership Potential 12:00 pm
Achieving Your Leadership Potential @ Findlay Country Club
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“Achieving Your Leadership Potential” will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. April 12 at Findlay Country Club by Julie Norris, division president for McLane Ohio. Registration and a buffet lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. The program is open to both men and women, though its focus is women who are entering or in leadership roles within Findlay and Hancock County. Norris will discuss how to be a role model for emerging female leaders, how to create your own definition of success as a leader, forming exceptional teams, and managing egos. Registration is required by April 9. The event costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. More information is available by visiting FindlayHancockChamber.com or calling 419-422-3313.
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba 3:00 pm
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba @ Owens Community College library
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A discussion with Carole Elchert on her documentary “Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba” will be held from 3-4 p.m. April 12 in the library, EC176, at Owens Community College.
Zonta Club Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Club Spring Style Show @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zonta Club of Findlay will hold its Spring Style Show from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting two agencies focused on women’s health and well-being. This year’s show will feature the addition of a live auction. As in years past, light refreshments, a cash bar and shopping with local vendors will be available prior to the show. Lori Morehead of Papillion Boutique will serve as fashion show coordinator, and models will each show off five outfits for the season. General admission tickets are $25; $30 reserved seating; and $30 general admission day-of. Sales will support Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services and the Forensic Nurse Program (S.A.N.E.) of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides nurse examiners to sexual assault survivors and provides guidance through the judicial system to prosecute their perpetrators. Tickets are on sale at RooBarb Studios and at Papillon Boutique, through any Zonta Club member or by emailing ZontaStyleShow@gmail.com.
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Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
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Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
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Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon 12:00 pm
Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a spring luncheon fundraiser at noon April 19. Tickets are $15 each and include choice of soup, salad, dessert bar and beverage. There will also be door prizes and a bake sale. The speaker is Judy Green, who will bring the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder to life. RSVP by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
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Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the DOCK behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the CCH office at 419-422-2222 or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House, a nonprofit agency that helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser 8:00 pm
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Vanlue Athletic Boosters will host their annual comedy night fundraiser Saturday in the shelter house at Vanlue Community Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Headlining the show will be Steve Lind, a standup comedian from the Midwest who brings the perspectives of a husband and father of four boys. He has been seen on NBC and has opened for Tim Allen, Kathleen Madigan and Michael Winslow. The featured comedian for the show will be Dan Simon, whose quick-wit, fast-paced style of comedy covers a wide range of topics. The emcee for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School. Contact Mike Edie at 419-348-9242 or email vanlue80@yahoo.com for tickets.
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Harold Brown 6:00 pm
Harold Brown @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harold Brown, of Port Clinton, will discuss “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman,” a book he wrote with Marsha Bordner chronicling his life and World War II service. As one of the United States’ first African-American pilots, Brown was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and flew missions over Europe, which included the protection of bombers in the air. On his 30th mission, his plane was shot down over Nazi territory, and he became a prisoner of war. He went on to serve in the military for 23 years, becoming a lieutenant colonel. Brown also earned a Ph.D., retiring from Columbus State Community College as vice president of academic affairs. The presentation will begin with a brief film about Brown’s service, with Brown and Bordner on hand to sign copies of the book. Location: Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Information: www.airspeedup.com.
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Habits of Happy People 10:30 am
Habits of Happy People @ 50 North
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea 5:45 pm
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 26 @ 5:45 pm
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26. This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 10:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am
Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park. Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30. Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.” Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day. The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk. To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
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Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood @ 50 North
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.

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