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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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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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Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk 6:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk @ First Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. unity walk and program at 6 p.m. Thursday — King’s birthday — at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St. in Findlay. The walk will start at the church and end in Dorney Plaza for brief reflection and prayer. The Dr. King program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church. State Rep. Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton, will speak. This is the 33rd year for the program. An offering will be collected for the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center. The walk is sponsored by the center in partnership with the University of Findlay.
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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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Flag City Morning Rotary 2:30 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
UF Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration 7:30 pm
UF Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Afro Blue, a premier jazz ensemble from Howard University, will be the featured performer for The University of Findlay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration to be held Wednesday, Jan. 21. The performance will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Formed in 2002, the group performs music styled after Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 while adding its own unique sound. It characterizes itself as a “vocal big band” and has performed on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” reached the top four on NBC’s a cappella group competition “The Sing-Off,” and joined Bobby McFerrin during the 2011 D.C. Jazz Festival. Afro Blue has also established a continuing relationship with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has opened for The Manhattan Transfer and John Hendricks and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. The event is being sponsored by The University of Findlay Diversity Initiative, The Buford Center for Diversity and Service, Student Government Association and the Anointed Worship Gospel Choir. To also honor King’s memory, the University groups will be participating in two service days for the needy, served by Chopin Hall, in collaboration with the University’s Office of Service and Community Engagement. On Friday, Jan. 23, they will host a toiletry drive to collect soap and shampoo at the Buford Center, 1222 N. Cory Street, and at the Alumni Memorial Union’s Fireplace Lounge on Frazer Street, both between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 24, they will be volunteering at a mobile food pantry.
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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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