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People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run 7:30 pm
People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run @ Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host David Zuwerink and the program “People and Rivers: How people influence aquatic life in Dug Run” on the University of Northwestern Ohio campus at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Dug Run is a tributary of the Ottawa River. It flows through the UNOH campus with a more urban setting on the east side and more suburban setting on the west side. Zuwerink will discuss the populations of fish and macroinvertebrates, differences between each side of campus, and changes that have been observed. This free, public meeting will be held at the Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center, 4240 Campus Drive. It is the first building on the left when turning on Campus Drive from Mumaugh Road.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices 6:00 pm
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Three individuals in recovery will share their story at “From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. It will be an opportunity to hear about different pathways of recovery, focusing primarily on substance use recovery.
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Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Elizabeth Buchanan, professor of history at the University of Findlay, will present a lecture on Byzantine art. 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. To make a reservation for a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
United Way of Hancock County Campaign Kickoff Luau 5:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County Campaign Kickoff Luau @ Elks Lodge at Northridge
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County has announced this year’s campaign cabinet and plans for the 2017 campaign kickoff, a public luau featuring a hog roast, live music and cash bar. The luau will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Elks Lodge at Northridge. Cost is $15, with registration available at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.or/luau-united or by calling 419-423-1432. Included in this event will be an inspirational rally for all workplace campaign coordinators from 3:30-5 p.m. Those attending the rally get free admission to the luau.
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We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima 4:00 pm
We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
Perry Bush, professor of history, will present the colloquium, “We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima,” at 4 p.m. Friday. Bush will tell the story of the last attempted lynching in the state of Ohio. In 1916, an angry mob in Lima went after Allen County Sheriff Sherman Eley for protecting the location of a black man who was accused of raping a local woman. Knowing the accused man was in grave danger, Eley moved him out of the county jail and into a facility in Putnam County. In the accused man’s absence, the mob went after Eley and his family instead. The presentation is free and open to the public in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.
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City Mission Masquerade Gala 6:00 pm
City Mission Masquerade Gala @ Findlay Country Club
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
A Masquerade Gala to benefit the City Mission will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Findlay Country Club. Sponsorships are still available, and tickets are on sale at www.findlaymission.org. For more information, contact Joy Barger at 419-423-9151.
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On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge 4:00 pm
On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm
Emily Houh will discuss “On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge” at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. Houh is the Gustavus Henry Wald professor of law and contracts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She will discuss the rise of podcasts as a source of news, culture, popular history, political analysis and, increasingly, legal knowledge. She also will explore the extent to which academics engage in podcasting and what types of subjects matter most. Houh will discuss whether “elite” forms of knowledge, such as constitutional theory, criminal procedure and critical race theory, should be made more accessible. In addition, she will discuss how principles of academic freedom impact professors who podcast. The talk, part of the ONU Law Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio 6:30 pm
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The program helps consumers understand how Ohio’s energy markets work, find and compare offers from competitive suppliers and how to deal with door-to-door sales and telemarketing. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Chip in for Charity Golf Scramble 9:00 am
Chip in for Charity Golf Scramble @ Sycamore Springs Golf Club
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am
Christian Clearing House will hold a “Chip in for Charity” golf scramble Sept. 15 at Sycamore Springs Golf Club, Arlington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9. The cost is $80 per person/$320 per team, which includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Registrations will be accepted for both teams and individual players. A hole-in-one contest will feature a $5,000 saving bond. Raffle tickets for Ohio State and Detroit Lions football games and other various prizes will also be given away. All proceeds will benefit Christian Clearing House, an agency that helps Hancock County residents in emergency situations. Call 419-422-2222 or email tstahl@hcchfindlay.org to register or for more information.
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2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s 10:00 am
2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am
The 2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the University of Findlay Koehler Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk at 10. Online registration is available at http://act.alz.org/HancockCounty2017. Organizers have set a goal of 677 participants/56 teams, with a fundraising goal of $70,000. Teams consist of two or more individuals, and those who raise $100 or more will receive an event T-shirt.
Family Fun Day and Corn Roast 12:00 pm
Family Fun Day and Corn Roast @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A family fun day and corn roast will be noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States 11:00 am
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am
“Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States,” a Constitution Day forum by Dr. William Angel, professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University at Lima, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal 4:00 pm
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal @ Mazza Museum
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Douglas Hesse, a professor of English at the University of Denver and former University of Findlay English Department member, will be the next UF College of Liberal Arts Richard E. Wilkin Events speaker. He will give a free, public lecture, titled “Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mazza Museum. For more information on this event and the Richard E. Wilkin Events Series, contact Christine Tulley, professor of English and director of UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Program, at tulley@findlay.edu or at 419-434-4608.
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Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Sep 20 @ 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.
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Open Arms Charity Golf Classic 9:00 am
Open Arms Charity Golf Classic @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am
Open Arms will host its 2017 charity golf classic Sept. 22 at Red Hawk Run Golf Course. Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 9. The event is limited to the first 27 teams to register and pay by Sept. 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with a deadline of Sept. 1. For more information or to sign up, call 419-420-9261 or email OpenArmsGolfClassic@gmail.com.
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment 4:00 pm
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, will present “Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. The colloquium will be based on research Friesen conducted on recruitment practices in the United States military. Friesen will discuss how the 1973 shift from the draft to an all-volunteer recruitment model has made an impact on recruitment strategies for the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including employing the use of reserve troops, wavering public support of military deployments and stories of recruiter indiscretion. Friesen will explore how veterans experience the enlistment process and how veterans viewed the honesty of their recruiters. Friesen’s research includes analyses of military recruiter training manuals and 45 interviews with recent military veterans.
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Reaching Women Annual Conference 9:00 am
Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Reaching Women presents an interdenominational women’s conference to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages. Allison Allen and Vicki Courtney will be the guest speakers and, back by popular demand, Next 2 Nothing will perform as the praise team. Allen uses her talents as a writer and dramatist to share her message, Courtney is an author and speaker who utilizes humor and practicality, and Next 2 Nothing is a praise and worship band with rock and country stylings.
Lois Hutchinson Visits 1:00 pm
Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Author Lois Hutchinson will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Hutchinson wrote “Footprints in the Dust,” a historical fiction novel set in Putnam County during the Civil War. Her interest was sparked by stories about her great-grandfather, Sylvester Wilson Jeffrey, who fought in the Civil War. The book will be available for purchase during the author’s visit. For more information, call Amy Byers at 419-358-4150.
Oktoberfest Findlay! 2:00 pm
Oktoberfest Findlay! @ Broadway Street
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The third annual Oktoberfest Findlay! will celebrate German heritage in Hancock County with German music, polka dancing, contests, kids activities, German food and a large selection of German beer and wine. The family-friendly event will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at downtown Findlay’s Broadway Street. Admission is $5 for ages 21 and over and $3 for those under 21. All funds raised will benefit the operations and programming at Hancock Historical Museum, a privately funded nonprofit organization located at 422 W. Sandusky St. Sarah Sisser, the museum’s executive director, said the event became one of the largest single-day events in the county in its first two years, drawing more than 4,500 people annually. She said the music, food, and activities all give people a chance to experience authentic German culture. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers will take the stage to kick off the festival at 2 p.m. Winners of the first annual German baking competition will be announced along with the Oktoberfest royal court at 2:30 p.m. The Oktoberfest Planning Committee, Alexandria’s Beer Club, and the Oktoberfest pageant royalty will take the stage at 4 p.m. for the official tapping of the keg and opening ceremonies for the festival’s many contests, including a stein endurance challenge (contestants hold one full liter of beer for as long as they can), bratwurst eating competition, and a yodeling contest. Fred Ziwich and His International Sound Machine will take the stage at 6 p.m. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers hail from Parma and perform polka, rock, country, American standards, jazz, and novelty/specialty songs. Fred Ziwich was elected as a lifetime achievement winner for the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame this year. The festival’s new features include a German baking competition and the Hancock Historical Museum will have an exhibit in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library open to festivalgoers to learn more about local German heritage and Findlay’s brewing history. There will also be an expanded Kinderplatz! Kids Zone with assistance from the University of Findlay and the Millstream Career Center, which will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. To pre-register for the contest, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-contests/ The Stein Endurance contest has an entry fee of $25 that includes a 42-ounce glass stein and 42 ounces of Rochester Mills Oktoberfest beer. The Team Beer Endurance Race has a $25 entry fee per team of 4 and includes 16 ounces of beer per member. The brat eating contest has a $10 entry fee, and the yodeling contest is $5. The Costume (Tracht) Contest is free, as is the baking competition. People can also register for the contests the day of, though space is limited. For more information, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest/ or call the museum at 419-423-4433.
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Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band 4:00 pm
Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band @ Bavarian Haus
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Northwest Ohio’s Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band will perform from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Deshler’s Bavarian Haus as a memorial to its first trumpet player and co-founder Kent Harris, who died suddenly in August. The previously scheduled performance will now be a fundraiser for Bowling Green State University’s Polka Preservation Fund, with 100 percent of proceeds from CDs sold at the concert going to the organization. Additionally, an anonymous donor will match the amount raised. The band plays “old time” polkas, waltzes and two-steps. For more information, contact band member Todd Harris at sdharris01@aol.com.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County 6:00 pm
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A panel discussion on different types of recovery supports available for individuals and families, “Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. This event is part of the university’s Combatting Chemical Dependency series.
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Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change 7:30 pm
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Adam Levine, the Toledo Museum of Art’s associate director and associate curator of ancient art, will speak about early visual depictions of Christ as part of the University of Findlay’s 2017/2018 DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Lecture Series. Levine’s lecture, titled “Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change,” will take place Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Levine will show examples of the earliest images of Christ, and discuss how they evolved over centuries. He will point out how Christ’s images reflect the beliefs and understandings of the people that created them. Insights into how Christ’s images can be interpreted historically will be applied more broadly to understanding how interpretation itself operates. Viewed in this way, understanding Christ’s historical image becomes a lens for understanding how we can more successfully interact with each other today. Before joining the Toledo Museum of Art, Levine had worked in the Greek and Roman Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and has published on topics ranging from the museum business model to the aesthetics of Byzantine icons. He is currently completing a monograph version of his dissertation, “The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity: A Case Study in Religious Interaction.” This event and all others offered by the Freed Contemporary Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
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Dinner on Broadway 5:00 pm
Dinner on Broadway @ Broadway Street, Findlay
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The American Cancer Society will present Dinner on Broadway, an urban dinner with local fare, from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 30. The one-of-a-kind dinner will host 150 people seated at one long table stretching along Broadway Street in downtown Findlay. Guests will enjoy a meal prepared by local chefs, paired with wine selected specifically for the dish. Musical entertainment, an auction and a raffle will round out the event. Tickets are $100 each, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Suzie Reineke at 567-207-7377 or email Suziereineke@gmail.com.

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