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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jan 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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.
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Humane Society Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am
Humane Society Pancake Breakfast @ Humane Society Multipurpose Center
Jan 10 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
“All-You-Can-Eat” pancakes plus two sausage patties, juice, milk and coffee. Art contest for K through 8th grade and raffle!
Basics of Scriptwriting 9:00 am
Basics of Scriptwriting @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is perfect for the beginning or experienced scriptwriter! In this workshop, students in grades 6-12 will work with Youtheatre instructors Sara Hingson and Jim Toth to learn the principles of writing a play then will write a short script. Those who have written or begun to write a script are encouraged to bring it to this workshop.
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So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops 9:00 am
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program is offering age-appropriate theater workshops during its “So You Want to be a STAR?” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The workshops offer area youth currently in grades 1 through 12 theatrical instruction and include a presentation to family and friends at 12:15 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, located at 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay. The workshops are as follows: • Students in grades six through 12 — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Julie Lane. First, the students will learn the creative process to designing the physical look of a character through makeup, costume and hair. Then, they will team up with the first- through third-grade group and transform those students into the characters they have designed for a mini-production. • Students in grades four through five — Theatre Tech: The 3-D Backdrop with Merv Schrock. In this workshop, students will learn about the technical side of theater — sets, lights, multimedia and sound, and how tech brings a show to life. The students will then work with the other sections, grade one through three, and six through 12, in performing a mini-production to show how everything works together. • Students in grades one through three — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Lindsay Taylor. *This session is full. No more students will be accepted.
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The Sounds of the Islands 7:30 pm
The Sounds of the Islands @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kicking off the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month, Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will present “The Sounds of the Islands,” paired with singing, dancing and instrumentals. This pairing of talent is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Findlay High School. This performance serves as a fundraiser for FFE and Pantasia. Now in its 31st season, this award-winning show choir has continuously entertained audiences with its distinctive style of performing. FFE has claimed 80 grand championships and 36 national awards, including a two-time showstoppers grand champion, fame show choir cup, fame New York grand champion, and the 2014 third runner-up at the Fame Show Choir National finals. This year, FFE will travel to the Churubusco Invitational, Medina Midwest Showcase, Grove City Voices in the Grove, and Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry House. Accompanying the group is the instrumental ensemble known as The Boingers. The Boingers, directed by Alycia Althouse, supply an energizing background to the 50-member show choir, and have also won over 50 caption awards for best instrumental combo. Also accompanying the group is a seven-member crew. FFE is under the direction of Kevin Manley with choreography by Andy Haines. The members of First Edition are involved in many other activities at Findlay High School, and maintain a group grade point average of 3.5. The steel drum phenomenon, otherwise known as Pantasia, has been delivering exciting performances for audiences since 1997. Since its inception by director Tim Mattis, Pantasia has flourished as a performing ensemble. The 21-member performing group is in high demand, averaging over 40 performances a year and performing in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and on several Caribbean cruises.
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Young Playwrights Group 9:00 am
Young Playwrights Group @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Youtheatre Young Playwrights Group’s fifth season begins with a group reading/review of the students’ draft scripts on January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arts Partnership. Students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to participate for the opportunity to earn the title of Youtheatre’s Young Playwright of 2015! Following this initial session, students will work with Youtheatre instructors Jim Toth and Sara Hingson throughout the months of February and March to refine their scripts. Following adjudication of all scripts, one script will be chosen to be produced for a public world premiere in April 30, 2015. Previous Young Playwrights are: 2011 – Lena Kennedy, The Magic Pencil 2012 – David Spears, Atoll’s Secrets 2013 – Micarah Tewers, Human Story 2014- Annie Patterson, Henry
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Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon 12:00 pm
Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon @ Winebrenner Seminary
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Winebrenner will be hosting our final Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon titled, “Positioning Your Organization for the Future”. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you made it to the Summit or not! This will be a panel discussion, with an opportunity to submit your questions beforehand for feedback on this topic. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided. PANEL SPEAKERS: John Bookmyer – CEO, Pain Management Group Father Mike Hoenbrink – St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Pastor Bill Shoemaker – Director of Church Planting, Churches of God General Conference Joshua Anderson – Executive Director, HHWP Community Action Commission
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