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Brown Bag Lecture: “Samurai Culture in Japanese War Tales” 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: “Samurai Culture in Japanese War Tales” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hiro Kawamura, associate professor of Japanese and chair of the Language and Culture Department at UF, will present “Samurai Culture in Japanese War Tales” for the Hancock Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. The event is free for museum members and $3 for nonmembers.
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Sebok Lecture: Brian Douglas Hoey 1:00 pm
Sebok Lecture: Brian Douglas Hoey @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm
Brian Douglas “Doug” Hoey, chief executive officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association, will deliver the Sebok Lecture at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University, Ada. The NCPA represents more than 23,000 small pharmacy businesses, which generate more than $80 billion of revenue in communities across the United States. More than half of NCPA’s members are in rural areas, and many others meet the needs of underserved citizens. Prior to the lecture, Hoey will meet with executive members of the ONU student chapter of NCPA at 10 a.m. in the Grunder Learning Lab in the Robertson-Evans pharmacy building. The annual Sebok Pharmacy Lecture is named for Albert Sebok, who received a pharmacy degree from ONU in 1953 and went on to become a senior vice president for Revco Discount Drug Stores.
Badge and Button Workshop 6:00 pm
Badge and Button Workshop @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm
Participants will learn how to make a badge or button at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10. Those attending should bring a picture or design to use. Buttons measure 3 inches in size, and the first button is free, with each additional button priced at 50 cents. Registration is required by Thursday by calling 419-523-3747.
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Fridays at Findlay: Michael Wilcox 7:30 am
Fridays at Findlay: Michael Wilcox @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Feb 9 @ 7:30 am
Michael Wilcox, founder, chairman and CEO of Wilcox Financial and Wilcox Sports Management, will speak Friday, Feb. 9 as the next guest in the University of Findlay’s Fridays at Findlay executive speaker series. Wilcox will discuss the field of sports management and “Lessons Learned from the Intersection of Athletics, Leadership and Business.” The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register and for more information, contact Cindy Lahey at lahey@findlay.edu, call 419-434-5334, or visit www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay. Wilcox, a former Division 1 All-American lacrosse and hockey player, represents nearly 400 college football and basketball coaches, athletic directors, university presidents, conference commissioners, and sports broadcasters throughout the country in areas of finance, contract negotiation, and financial advising.
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Children’s Valentine Workshop 10:00 am
Children’s Valentine Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a children’s Valentine workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at its office at 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Cheryl Graves will conduct this free workshop for students in first through fifth grades. Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 419-435-7474.
Badge and Button Workshop 11:00 am
Badge and Button Workshop @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am
Participants will learn how to make a badge or button at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10. Those attending should bring a picture or design to use. Buttons measure 3 inches in size, and the first button is free, with each additional button priced at 50 cents. Registration is required by Thursday by calling 419-523-3747.
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Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media 11:00 am
Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am
The Rev. Matthew Yoder, pastor of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora, will share “Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on Feb. 13. The free lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the university’s Yoder Recital Hall. Yoder will explore the Hero Journey, a universal spiritual growth myth that taps into the deepest longings of humanity to grow and evolve beyond limited versions of ourselves into the fullness of what we were created to be. Every Hero Journey involves a tragic loss or wholesale failure. The true hero is the one who survives this fundamental experience of loss or failure to grow toward new fullness. Yoder will discuss how social media technologies can both aid and hinder our own journeys through failure toward growth.
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American Red Cross CPR Class 6:00 pm
American Red Cross CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering first aid and CPR/AED courses in February. The sessions teach people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures. Classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and 28 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy 6:30 pm
Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy @ Alumni Memorial Union north multipurpose room
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm
Janice Burke will speak at the University of Findlay Occupational Therapy Program’s 14th annual Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 9:15 a.m. Friday, both in the Alumni Memorial Union’s north multipurpose room. Occupational therapy and health care professionals and the general public are invited to the free talks. Registration is required at https://www.findlay.edu/health-professions/occupational-therapy Burke is a nationally recognized expert on occupational therapy for young children and their families, and the author of publications that address the health-producing effects of “occupation” in individuals with chronic disabilities and the well population. Her Thursday talk is titled “Productivity, Outcomes and Evidence in the Clinic: Protecting the Future of the Therapeutic Encounter.” She will speak Friday on “How Conceptual Ideas Take Hold and Endure: The Model of Human Occupation.” Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants can earn up to four continuing education credits by attending these sessions.
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Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association Beginners Workshop 8:30 am
Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association Beginners Workshop @ Ohio State University-Lima Life & Physical Sciences Building, Room 100
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association will host a beginners’ workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Ohio State University-Lima Life & Physical Sciences Building, Room 100. Topics will include basic honeybee biology, how to start a hive, an overview of equipment, feeding, disease and pest management, producing honey and more. Cost is $40 which includes association membership and a book. To sign up, call Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953 or Tim Arheit at 419-371-1742.
Findlay Area Rental Association Workshop 9:00 am
Findlay Area Rental Association Workshop @ The Sherman House Community Room
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Findlay Area Rental Association will offer a workshop for new and prospective rental property owners from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 in the Sherman House Community Room, 115 E. Front St. Members Paul Sears, Tom Miller, Michael Crumley, and Brad and Jill Wagner will speak on topics such as why someone becomes a landlord, leases, “When Things Go Wrong,” cash flow analysis, advertising, tenant screening, and maintenance. The workshop is sponsored by First Federal Bank. Cost of the workshop is $35, which includes a light breakfast and 2018 membership in the Findlay Area Rental Association. Registration should be done by Friday by calling 419-423-8321.
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Good Karma Yoga 12:00 pm
Good Karma Yoga @ Harmony Yoga
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Instructor Katy Mercer will offer “Good Karma Yoga,” a free beginner’s yoga class, from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Harmony Yoga, 1100 Croy Drive. The free class is open to open to anyone 12 and older. Donations will be collected for First Step: Family Violence Intervention Center of Fostoria (www.firststepweb.org/donate).
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Arts Partnership Presidents Day Theater Camp 9:00 am
Arts Partnership Presidents Day Theater Camp @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is offering a daylong Presidents’ Day theater camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The program is open to students in grades one through 12 and will feature a tour of the facility and mini workshops on improvisation, acting, musical theater and theater tech. The cost is $60 per student and includes snacks and water. Students are encouraged to pack a nonrefrigerated lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 14 and can be made at artspartnership.com or by contacting Craig VanRentgherm at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-3412, ext. 3.
Bridge Bereavement Services Self-Care Presentation 6:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services Self-Care Presentation @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation focused on self-care from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. The program will explore methods of self-care such as massage, aromatherapy, mindfulness and meditation, humor, blood pressure checks and mood-lifting desserts. Registration is required by Feb. 15 with Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop 10:00 am
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a performing arts workshop for students in grades 5 through high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost is $15. Register with Elizabeth Washington at 614-360-8611.
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‘Diversity Matters’: From the Authors’ Point of View 11:00 am
‘Diversity Matters’: From the Authors’ Point of View @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am
Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College, along with Kevin Williams, director of residence life at Bluffton University, will present “‘Diversity Matters’: From the Authors’ Point of View,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Yoder Recital Hall. Dr. Loyd-Paige and Williams are two of the featured authors included in the edited volume “Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity and the Future of Christian Higher Education.” During the presentation, they will discuss insights from their work as professionals in Christian higher education.
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American Red Cross CPR Class 6:00 pm
American Red Cross CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering first aid and CPR/AED courses in February. The sessions teach people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures. Classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and 28 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.

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