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St. Wendelin Catholic School Open House 5:30 pm
St. Wendelin Catholic School Open House @ St. Wendelin Catholic School
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm
St. Wendelin Catholic School will hold an open house to celebrate National School Choice Week 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. St. Wendelin Catholic School, 533 County Line St., Fostoria, serves grades K-8 with a student enrollment of 95. The open house will feature tours, a meal, registration, a talent show and a scavenger hunt.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic 7:30 pm
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic will bring their blend of New Orleans blues, jazz, rock, pop and gospel to Lima. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s psychedelic rockers. His influence continues today, winning his first Grammy for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: Jeff Parker 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Jeff Parker @ Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 2 @ 11:30 am
Bluegrass musician and composer Jeff Parker, along with a few of his band members, will kick off the University of Findlay’s spring Music Bach’s Concert Series on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. The concert is free and open to the public. Parker learned to play guitar from his father, Vester, when he was 6 years old. After tackling the guitar, he moved on to other instruments. At age 12, he was inspired by Harold Russell of the Russell Brothers and Doyle Lawson to play mandolin. Soon after, Parker joined his dad and other family members, playing at area churches and radio stations. They became known as the Sounds of Gospel. For 10 years, Parker served as a member of the staff band at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Mount Vernon, Kentucky, as a utility/lead and harmony vocals musician. During his tenure there he received numerous awards for his musicianship. In 2001, he toured with the award-winning Lonesome River Band, serving as their lead/tenor vocal and mandolin player for five years, releasing three records, touring across the country and performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. For the past decade, Parker has been touring with Grammy nominees and Grand Ole Opry members Dailey & Vincent, who performed at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in 2016. During this time, the group released six records, “Dailey & Vincent Show” DVDs and instructional vocal DVDs. He can also be seen on “The Dailey & Vincent Show” that airs on RFDTV, along with Bill Gaither gospel shows, Country Music Hall of Fame shows, Country Music Fan Fest, and more. When not touring nationally and internationally with Dailey & Vincent, Parker writes and performs his own music, co-producing four of his solo records, including a Christmas album. For more information on Parker, visit www.jeffparker.com. The Music Bach’s Concert Series is sponsored and hosted by the university’s Student Activities Board. For additional information, call 419-434-4606.
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Japanese Family Movies at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 2:00 pm
Japanese Family Movies at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Japanese family movies will be shown in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10. The features include “When Marnie Was There” and “From Up on Poppy Hill.” There is no charge to attend.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
The Barn 10:00 am
The Barn @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“The Barn,” a puppet show about farm animals, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The show includes music and singing. Visitors can make a craft after the performance. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan 7:30 pm
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan will put a brand-new spin on a centuries-old tradition when they bring “Chousensha — The Challengers” to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. Founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993 by Masa Ogawa and three other members, the group debuted at a Shinto shrine festival with their original composition, “Hyu-ga (The sunrise).” The group expanded to 20 members (with Ogawa serving as artistic director) and has brought the style of taiko (Japanese for “drums”) to 54 countries through 3,500 performances and counting, using Japan’s traditional wadaiko drums. Their latest program, “The Challengers,” draws its name from the members’ willingness to push their bodies and spirits to their absolute limit, while having fun in the process. The performance begins with the boom of a taiko drum made from a large 400-year-old tree, with the group members moving their entire bodies to strike the drums, the drummers’ press release states. These drums include the beer-barrel shaped miya-daiko; the hira-daiko, with a diameter that’s taller than most people; the portable okedo-daiko, often used in Japanese theater; and the bronze chappa cymbal, often used in religious services. To accompany the drums, the group utilizes the shamisen, a long-necked three-stringed instrument often played for traditional dance and folk; the koto, a stringed instrument built from hollowed-out, 40-year-old Paulownia trees; and the shinobue, a flute made from shino-bamboo. The performers’ dedication to their craft doesn’t stop on the stage, either. Beginning their days with a six-mile run, the group’s members live together in a community and create everything themselves, including the musical compositions, lighting design, choreography, performance techniques, makeup, stage settings and props such as the bachi (sticks) used in performances, according to the press release. For more information, visit www.yamatodrummers.com.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 6 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Bluffton Public Library. Chill Zone is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
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Babies Love Books 10:00 am
Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am
Babies Love Books will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. Farm stories is the theme, and the session will include movement and song for babies and toddlers from birth to age 3. All children must be accompanied by a parent or child care provider who will participate in the program. No registration is necessary.
Findlay City Schools All-City Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm
Findlay City Schools All-City Orchestra Festival @ Findlay High School gymnasium
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay City Schools’ annual All-City Orchestra Festival, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, will showcase string players in grades six through 12 from Glenwood and Donnell middle schools along with Findlay High School. The concert will be held in the gymnasium of Findlay High School and is free and open to the public. The Sixth-Grade Beginning Orchestra, directed by David Brax, will perform two selections: “String Explosion” and “Bloosy Woosy.” These 53 beginning string students started playing their instruments back in August. The Seventh-Grade Orchestra, also directed by Brax, will perform “The Russian Music Box” and “Mama Don’t ‘Low.” The Eighth-Grade Orchestra, directed by Ken Pressel, orchestra department chair, will perform “Blue Ridge Run” and “The Code.” The concert will conclude with the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra performing “Chant and Joyous Dance” and “What’s Up at the Symphony.” Pressel directs the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, and Brax serves as assistant director.
Avital Handler 8:00 pm
Avital Handler @ Moore Musical Arts Center, Bryan Recital Hall
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Avital Handler is the principal tuba player of the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Opera’s resident orchestra. She serves on the faculty of Jerusalem’s Academy of Music and Dance, the Levinsky College of Education and the Israel Conservatory of Music.
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Japanese Family Movies at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 2:00 pm
Japanese Family Movies at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm
Japanese family movies will be shown in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10. The features include “When Marnie Was There” and “From Up on Poppy Hill.” There is no charge to attend.
Elks Beach Bash 7:00 pm
Elks Beach Bash @ Findlay Elks Lodge banquet hall
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Findlay’s own Reunion Band will bring its style of ’60s and ’70s rock and roll to the Elks Beach Bash concert that will benefit many Findlay-based charities. The event includes several raffles, with attendees encouraged to wear flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts.
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“Follow Me, Boys!” 12:00 pm
“Follow Me, Boys!” @ The Ada Theater
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
In honor of the centennial anniversary of Ada Boy Scouts and National Scouting Week, Troop 124 of Ada invites you to a showing of “Follow Me, Boys!”, a Walt Disney production starring Fred MacMurray and Kurt Russell. The movie will be shown at The Ada Theater on Feb. 11 at noon. The event is free and open to the public.
The Barn 1:00 pm
The Barn @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“The Barn,” a puppet show about farm animals, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The show includes music and singing. Visitors can make a craft after the performance. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
East Meets West with Traditional Japanese Dance 3:00 pm
East Meets West with Traditional Japanese Dance @ TLB Audiorium at Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s free pops concert, “East Meets West with Traditional Japanese Dance,” will be presented at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the TLB Audiorium at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops Concert @ TLB Auditorium of Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present their annual Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in the TLB Auditorium of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music, the band will be partnering with Hiroaki Kawamura, chair of the UF Department of Language and Culture. This performance will be part of the community-wide Japan Week in Findlay, along with a wide variety of cultural activities in Hancock County. The music at this concert will mix popular music from the United States and Japan. Colleen Abrams, instructor of clarinet and saxophone at UF, will be the featured soloist, performing on the soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. Another featured guest is Michie Joyama, who will perform in two selections of traditional Japanese dance, wearing a kimono dress to go with the Japanese culture theme. The musical production will also feature other surprises for the audience, and senior members of the band will be honoring selected UF faculty and staff members during the concert’s intermission. The February Pops Concert is free and open to the public but tickets are still required. To reserve a ticket, contact the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at www.marathoncenterarts.org or call 419-432-2787.
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Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Bluffton Public Library Poetry Teatime 3:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Poetry Teatime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a poetry teatime at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will explore poetry together in a relaxed setting with tea and treats. Focus is on exposure and enjoyment of poetry. Registration is required by Friday. Those attending should also let staff know of any special dietary requirements. All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Bluffton Public Library. Chill Zone is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
Kids’ Heart Party 6:30 pm
Kids’ Heart Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids’ Heart Party” in the basement of the church from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. The party is open to kids ages 6-12 and will include singing, stories, crafts, games and treats. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.
Valentine Bingo 6:30 pm
Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm
Valentine bingo will be the theme for a family fun program planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The free program will also be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.
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West Independence United Methodist Church Love Feast Meal 6:00 pm
West Independence United Methodist Church Love Feast Meal @ West Independence United Methodist Church
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
West Independence United Methodist Church, 22876 U.S. 224, Fostoria, will host a free Love Feast meal in the church’s Family Life Center at 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday. Following the feast, the Rev. Mark Weatherman will share a brief reflection in observance of Ash Wednesday. For reservations and additional information, contact the church office at 419-894-6454 by Monday.
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Family Movie Night: “Wonder” 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night: “Wonder” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm
The movie “Wonder” will be shown for Family Movie Night at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Popcorn and water will be provided. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
Thursdays at Yoder: Love is in the Air 6:00 pm
Thursdays at Yoder: Love is in the Air @ Yoder Recital Hall lobby, Bluffton University
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This “Thursdays at Yoder” event will feature live music by Bluffton University’s faculty and students; hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by the Bluffton University Nutrition Association; and complimentary child care.Two seating options, 6 and 8 p.m. Seating is limited.
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University of Findlay Celebrity Bingo 7:00 pm
University of Findlay Celebrity Bingo @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Rob Iberg, impersonating Buddy from “Elf,” will perform at the University of Findlay at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, for celebrity Bingo. Admission will be $5, or free for those with a valid university ID. No children under age 13 will be admitted. The event will be held in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room and include snacks. Iberg has performed previously at the university as another Will Ferrell character, Ron Burgundy from “Anchorman.” Celebrity Bingo is presented by UF’s Student Activities Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development.
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Bluffton University Concert Band 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band will host an instrumental concert featuring original and arranged compositions, including Brian Sadler’s “Action Brass”; Gordon Jacob’s wind-band composition, “An Original Suite”; and Brant Karrick’s “They Shall Run and Be Free,” inspired by his visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Storytime Station 10:30 am
Storytime Station @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am
Storytime Station at the Forest-Jackson Public Library will hold its annual pajama party at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children in preschool and older are welcome to wear their pajamas and slippers for pajama party stories, games and snacks.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Bluffton Public Library. Chill Zone is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
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Jammin’ Instructional 6:00 pm
Jammin’ Instructional @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm
“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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STEAM Fun Session 11:00 am
STEAM Fun Session @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A STEAM fun session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library. Activities will be provided for ages 6 to 12 in the children’s area, and all children must be accompanied by an adult who will assist them.
Valentine Bingo 11:00 am
Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am
Valentine bingo will be the theme for a family fun program planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The free program will also be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.
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Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Bluffton Public Library. Chill Zone is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
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Allen County Museum Blues Concert 7:00 pm
Allen County Museum Blues Concert @ Allen County Museum
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Allen County Museum is holding a blues concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima. The concert is free and open to the public. The presenter for the concert is Ricky Nye, who won Best Solo Act in the 2001 and 2002 Cammy Awards. He was inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame in 2013.

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